Definition of gastropod in English:

gastropod

noun

Zoology
  • A mollusc of the large class Gastropoda, such as a snail, slug, or whelk.

    • ‘The major groups of drilling marine predators include octopods and gastropods.’
    • ‘The beach sands are dominated by shells of bivalve mollusks, mainly venerids, gastropods, and echinoderms.’
    • ‘During this period the gastropods, like the cephalopods, underwent a tremendous evolutionary radiation.’
    • ‘Sponges are preyed upon by gastropods, polychaetes, asteroids, echinoids, turtles, and fishes.’
    • ‘Included here are the gastropods, bivalves, cephalopods, and other lesser groups, as follows.’

Pronunciation:

gastropod

/ˈɡastrəpɒd/