gastropod vs univalve what difference

what is difference between gastropod and univalve

English

Etymology

French gastéropode, from gastro- +‎ -poda, New Latin, from Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gastḗr, stomach) and πούς (poús, foot)

Pronunciation

  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɡæstɹəˌpɑd/

Noun

gastropod (plural gastropods)

  1. Any member of a class of mollusks (Gastropoda) that includes snails and slugs; univalve mollusk.
    Hypernym: mollusc

Translations

References


Romanian

Noun

gastropod n (plural gastropode)

  1. Alternative form of gasteropod

Declension



English

Etymology

Originated 1655–65 from uni- (one) +‎ valve.

Adjective

univalve (not comparable)

  1. having one valve; typically used to refer to mollusks, notably slugs and snails.
  2. consisting of a single valve or piece, used to refer to a shell.

Translations

Noun

univalve (plural univalves)

  1. A univalve mollusk or its shell.

Usage notes

The term univalve is now considered outdated in scientific classification, and the term gastropod is preferred.

Synonyms

  • gastropod

Coordinate terms

  • bivalve

Related terms

  • bivalve

Translations

References

  • “univalve”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.
  • “univalve” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • “univalve” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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