Brachiopod meaning

brā'kē-ə-pŏd', brăk'ē-
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.
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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.
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Any of various marine invertebrate animals of the phylum Brachiopoda that resemble clams. Brachiopods have paired upper and lower shells attached to a usually stationary stalk and hollow tentacles covered with cilia that sweep food particles into the mouth. Brachiopods are probably related to the phoronids and bryozoans, and were extremely abundant throughout the Paleozoic Era.
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Any of many marine invertebrates, of the phylum Brachiopoda, that have bivalve dorsal and ventral shells with two tentacle-bearing arms that capture food.
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Origin of brachiopod

  • From New Latin Brāchiopoda phylum name Latin brācchium arm brachium New Latin -poda -pod
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From brachio- +‎ -pod.
    From Wiktionary