Scaphopoda

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Scaphopoda small class of bilaterally symmetrical marine forms comprising the tooth shells
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Scaphopoda (Zoöl) A class of marine cephalate Mollusca having a tubular shell open at both ends, a pointed or spadelike foot for burrowing, and many long, slender, prehensile oral tentacles. It includes Dentalium, or the tooth shells, and other similar shells. Called also Prosopocephala, and Solenoconcha.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. ska`fh a boat + -poda,