any of a large class (Gastropoda) of mollusks having one-piece, straight or spiral shells, as snails, limpets, etc., or having no shells or greatly reduced shells, as certain slugs: most gastropods move by means of a broad, muscular, ventral foot
Origin of gastropod; from Modern Latin Gastropoda ; from gastro- + -pod
Any of numerous mollusks of the class Gastropoda, characteristically having a single, usually coiled shell or no shell at all, a ventral muscular foot, and eyes and tentacles located on a distinct head, and including the snails, slugs, cowries, and limpets.
Origin of gastropodFrom New Latin Gastropoda, class name : gastro– + -poda, -pod.
- Any member of a class of mollusks (Gastropoda) that includes snails and slugs; univalve mollusk.