Pteropod Definition

tĕrə-pŏd
noun
Any such animal.
Webster's New World
A sea butterfly.
American Heritage
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adjective
Of or relating to certain orders of small, thin-shelled or shell-less gastropod mollusks that swim by means of winglike lobes on the foot.
Webster's New World
Of or pertaining to these creatures.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Pteropod

Noun

Singular:
pteropod
Plural:
pteropods

Origin of Pteropod

  • From New Latin Pteropoda former order name Greek pteron feather, wing –pter New Latin -poda -pod

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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