Definition of brachiopod in English:

brachiopod

noun

Zoology
  • A marine invertebrate of the phylum "Brachiopoda", which comprises the lamp shells.

    • ‘There he found invertebrates such as trilobites, bryozoa, and brachiopods - fossil remains that serve as a window on deep time.’
    • ‘Crinoids, together with brachiopods, dominated the Paleozoic sessile benthos.’
    • ‘Most such particles are echinoderm stem ossicles, brachiopods, bryozoans or other corals.’
    • ‘The section is very fossiliferous, with an abundant brachiopod, bryozoan, coral, and phacopsid trilobite assemblage.’
    • ‘Corals, conodonts, bivalves, brachiopods and cephalopods have comparable intracratonic distribution patterns.’

Pronunciation

brachiopod

/ˈbrākēəˌpäd/