from The Century Dictionary.
- A group of mollusks to which different values and limits have been assigned.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) Same as
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- noun snails and slugs and their relatives
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Besides, it has been clearly established, that one at least of the gasteropoda is furnished with the power of producing sounds.
The cephalopods of the system are all of an obsolete type, that disappeared myriads of ages ago, -- a remark which, with the exceptions just intimated, and perhaps one or two others, applies equally to its brachipods; but of at least two of its intermediate families, -- the gasteropoda and lamellibranchiata, -- several of the forms resemble those of recent shells of the temperate latitudes.
The Testimony of the Rocks or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed
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