- Of or pertaining to gastropods (snails and the like).
gastropod + -ous
Variant of gastropod
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