any of a phylum (Brachiopoda) of marine animals with hinged upper and lower shells enclosing two armlike parts with tentacles that are used for guiding minute food particles to the mouth
Origin of brachiopodfrom Modern Latin from brachio- + -pod
Any of numerous marine invertebrates of the phylum Brachiopoda, having a shell with two valves of unequal size enclosing an armlike lophophore used for feeding, and including many extinct species commonly found as fossils. Also called lampshell .
Origin of brachiopodFrom New Latin Brāchiopoda phylum name Latin brācchium arm ; see brachium . New Latin -poda -pod
From brachio- + -pod.