what is difference between gastropod and univalve
French gastéropode, from gastro- + -poda, New Latin, from Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gastḗr, “stomach”) and πούς (poús, “foot”)
- (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɡæstɹəˌpɑd/
gastropod (plural gastropods)
- Any member of a class of mollusks (Gastropoda) that includes snails and slugs; univalve mollusk.
- Hypernym: mollusc
gastropod n (plural gastropode)
- Alternative form of gasteropod
Originated 1655–65 from uni- (“one”) + valve.
univalve (not comparable)
- having one valve; typically used to refer to mollusks, notably slugs and snails.
- consisting of a single valve or piece, used to refer to a shell.
univalve (plural univalves)
- A univalve mollusk or its shell.
The term univalve is now considered outdated in scientific classification, and the term gastropod is preferred.
- “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.