from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various marine invertebrates of the phylum Brachiopoda, having bivalve dorsal and ventral shells enclosing a pair of tentacled, armlike structures that are used to sweep minute food particles into the mouth. Also called lampshell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many marine invertebrates, of the phylum Brachiopoda, that have bivalve dorsal and ventral shells with two tentacle-bearing arms that capture food
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Brachiopoda, or its shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Brachiopoda.
- Same as brachiopodous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide
- adj. of or belonging to the phylum Brachiopoda
From New Latin Brāchiopoda, phylum name : Latin brācchium, arm; see brachium + New Latin -poda, -pod.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From brachio- + -pod. (Wiktionary)