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- old-fashioned spelling of gastropod
- ‘The horny operculum with which the periwinkle, like other gasteropods, closes its shell had effectively kept out the anemone's digestive enzymes.’
- ‘Calcareous plate used to covering the shell mouth of gasteropod molluscs; protective plate covering the gills in fishes.’
- ‘Some very small gasteropods, probably Hydrobia, were present at Rosalie Stream and several other sites with brackish connections.’
- ‘The next closest occurrences of this gasteropod are in the Alps of Central Europe and east of the Urals in Siberia.’
- ‘This microfossils are accompanied by bivalves and marine gasteropods.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.