Definition of brachiopod noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbrækiəpɒd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrækiəpɑːd//
(biology) Invertebrates
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a shellfish that has two joined shells and uses small tentacles (= long thin parts) to find food See related entries: Invertebrates Word Originmodern Latin (plural), from Greek brakhiōn ‘arm’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brachiopod