Brachiopod



any mollusklike, marine animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having a dorsal and ventral shell; a lamp shell.
Also, brachiopodous
[brey-kee-op-uh-duh s, brak-ee] /ˌbreɪ kiˈɒp ə dəs, ˌbræk i/ (Show IPA). belonging or pertaining to the Brachiopoda.
Historical Examples

A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
The Soul of the Far East Percival Lowell
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various

noun
any marine invertebrate animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having a ciliated feeding organ (lophophore) and a shell consisting of dorsal and ventral valves Also called lamp shell See also bryozoan
n.
brachiopod
(brā’kē-ə-pŏd’)
Any of various marine invertebrate animals of the phylum Brachiopoda that resemble clams. Brachiopods have paired upper and lower shells attached to a usually stationary stalk and hollow tentacles covered with cilia that sweep food particles into the mouth. Brachiopods are probably related to the phoronids and bryozoans, and were extremely abundant throughout the Paleozoic Era.

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