Definition of elasipod in English:

elasipod

noun

Zoology
  • An aberrant deep-water sea cucumber that lacks a respiratory tree. Most live on the seabed and have leglike appendages, while some swim by means of webbed papillae.

    • ‘Many specimens of the elasipod holothurian Penilpidia ludwigi were found among the swimmers captured by several sediment traps moored above the seafloor.’
    • ‘There is no caecum except in the elasipods which possess a rectal pocket.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Elasipoda, from Greek elasmos beaten metal + pous, pod- foot.

Pronunciation:

elasipod

/əˈlasəˌpäd/