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Any of numerous marine invertebrates of the phylum Brachiopoda, having a shell with two valves of unequal size enclosing an armlike lophophore used for feeding, and including many extinct species commonly found as fossils. Also called lampshell.
[From New Latin Brāchiopoda, phylum name : Latin brācchium, arm; see brachium + New Latin -poda, -pod.]
(Animals) any marine invertebrate animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having a ciliated feeding organ (lophophore) and a shell consisting of dorsal and ventral valves. Also called: lamp shell See also bryozoan
[C19: from New Latin Brachiopoda; see brachium, -pod]
bra•chi•o•pod(ˈbreɪ ki əˌpɒd, ˈbræk i-)
any superficially clamlike marine animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having unequal dorsal and ventral shells enclosing a pair of ciliated food-gathering appendages.
Any of various invertebrate animals that live in the ocean and resemble clams but are sedentary. Brachiopods have paired upper and lower shells attached to a stalk, and hollow tentacles covered with cilia that sweep food particles into the mouth.
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|Noun||1.||brachiopod - marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide|
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
|Adj.||1.||brachiopod - of or belonging to the phylum Brachiopoda|