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gastropod (n.)

1826, gasteropod (spelling without -e- by 1854), from Modern Latin Gasteropoda, name of a class of mollusks, from Greek gaster (genitive gastros) "stomach" (see gastric) + pous (genitive podos) "foot" (from PIE root *ped- "foot"). From the ventral position of the mollusk's "foot."

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Definitions of gastropod from WordNet

gastropod (n.)
a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes;
Synonyms: univalve
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