from The Century Dictionary.

  • Crawling on the belly; using the under surface of the body, technically called the podium or foot, as an organ of locomotion on which to creep along, as a snail, slug, or other univalve mollusk: specifically applied to the Gasteropoda.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Same as gastropodous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Obsolete form of gastropodous.


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  • The gasteropodous shells are of but little real assistance, although the Ancillaria belongs to a type as yet only known by one or two species high up in the Cretaceous; the oldest members of the family being in that horizon.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society


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