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
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- adjective Obsolete form of
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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.