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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. snails and slugs and their relatives;
[syn: Gastropoda, class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, class Gasteropoda]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gasteropoda \Gas`te*rop`o*da\, n. pl. (Zool.) Same as Gastropoda. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gastropoda \Gas*trop"o*da\, n. pl., [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, stomach + -poda.] (Zool.) One of the classes of Mollusca, of great extent. It includes most of the marine spiral shells, and the land and fresh-water snails. They generally creep by means of a flat, muscular disk, or foot, on the ventral side of the body. The head usually bears one or two pairs of tentacles. See Mollusca. [Written also Gasteropoda.] [1913 Webster] Note: The Gastropoda are divided into three subclasses; viz.: (a) The Streptoneura or Dioecia, including the Pectinibranchiata, Rhipidoglossa, Docoglossa, and Heteropoda. (b) The Euthyneura, including the Pulmonata and Opisthobranchia. (c) The Amphineura, including the Polyplacophora and Aplacophora. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Gasteropoda n 1: snails and slugs and their relatives [syn: Gastropoda, class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, class Gasteropoda]