Scaphopod meaning

skăf'ə-pŏd'
Any of a class (Scaphopoda) of mollusks that live in muddy or sandy sea bottoms and have slightly curved, tubular shells open at both ends with a long, pointed, protrusile foot at the larger end.
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Tusk shell.
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Origin of scaphopod

  • From New Latin Scaphopoda class name Greek skaphē boat New Latin -poda -pod
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition