Pteropod meaning

tĕrə-pŏd
A sea butterfly.
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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.
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Any such animal.
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Any of several small marine gastropod mollusks, of the suborder Thecosomata, that have winglike lobes on the feet; the sea butterfly.
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Of or pertaining to these creatures.
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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