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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An order of pelagic Gastropoda, having the foot developed into a median fin. Some of the species are naked; others, as Carinaria and Atlanta, have thin glassy shells.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, a name applied to several groups.


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  • Joan Costa, Spain, for Malaspina Expedition, Specimen of a heteropoda, Pacific Ocean; 3.

    The Seattle Times


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