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Sca*phop"o*da (?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a boat + -poda.] Zool.

A class of marine cephalate Mollusca having a tubular shell open at both ends, a pointed or spadelike foot for burrowing, and many long, slender, prehensile oral tentacles. It includes Dentalium, or the tooth shells, and other similar shells. Called also Prosopocephala, and Solenoconcha.


© Webster 1913.

Originally noded mis-scanned as Scaphopda. - Ed.