any mollusklike, marine animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having a dorsal and ventral shell; a lamp shell.
[brey-kee-op-uh-duh s, brak-ee] /ˌbreɪ kiˈɒp ə dəs, ˌbræk i/ (Show IPA). belonging or pertaining to the Brachiopoda.
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
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
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.
a huge sauropod dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus, having a small head with nostrils on a knob above the eyes, long forelegs, and a sloping, massive body, and reaching a length of about 80 feet (24 meters). brachiosaurus (brā’kē-ə-sôr’əs) or brachiosaur (brā’kē-ə-sôr’əs) A very large sauropod dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus of the Jurassic and […]
noun a dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus, up to 30 metres long: the largest land animal ever known See also sauropod Historical Examples The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard n. brachiosaurus (brā’kē-ə-sôr’əs) or brachiosaur (brā’kē-ə-sôr’əs) A very large sauropod dinosaur of the genus Brachiosaurus of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. It had […]
the curve between two points that in the shortest time by a body moving under an external force without friction; the curve of quickest descent. Historical Examples Great Astronomers R. S. Ball noun (maths) the curve between two points through which a body moves under the force of gravity in a shorter time than for […]