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Meaning of brachiopod

bra•chi•o•pod

Pronunciation: (brā'kē-u-pod", brak'ē-), [key]
— n.
  1. any mollusklike, marine animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having a dorsal and ventral shell; a lamp shell.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Brachiopoda.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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