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Meaning of "pteropod" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PTEROPOD

pteropod  [ˈtɛrəˌpɒd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PTEROPOD

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Pteropod is a noun.
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WHAT DOES PTEROPOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pteropoda

Pteropoda is a term applied to what are now considered to be two separate taxonomic groups of specialized free-swimming pelagic sea snails and sea slugs, marine opisthobranch gastropods. The word "Pteropoda" no longer has a scientifically precise use, but the vernacular name "pteropods" is still used sometimes as a convenience. The word is applied both to the sea butterflies in the clade Thecosomata and also to the sea angels in the clade Gymnosomata. The Thecosomata have a shell, while the Gymnosomata do not. The two clades are in reality not very closely related, despite a superficial similarity, in that they are both pelagic, small, and transparent, and both groups swim using wing-like flaps which protrude from their bodies.

Definition of pteropod in the English dictionary

The definition of pteropod in the dictionary is any small marine gastropod mollusc of the group or order Pteropoda, in which the foot is expanded into two winglike lobes for swimming and the shell is absent or thin-walled Also called: sea butterfly.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PTEROPOD


arthropod
ˈɑːθrəˌpɒd
brachiopod
ˈbreɪkɪəˌpɒd
cephalopod
ˈsɛfələˌpɒd
chaetopod
ˈkiːtəˌpɒd
chenopod
ˈkiːnəˌpɒd
decapod
ˈdɛkəˌpɒd
gasteropod
ˈɡæstərəˌpɒd
gastropod
ˈɡæstrəˌpɒd
heteropod
ˈhɛtərəˌpɒd
hexapod
ˈhɛksəˌpɒd
lycopod
ˈlaɪkəˌpɒd
myriapod
ˈmɪrɪəˌpɒd
octopod
ˈɒktəˌpɒd
ornithopod
ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd
orthopod
ˈɔːθəˌpɒd
pauropod
ˈpɔːrəˌpɒd
prosauropod
prəʊˈsɔːrəˌpɒd
sauropod
ˈsɔːrəˌpɒd
stomatopod
ˈstɒmətəˌpɒd
tetrapod
ˈtɛtrəˌpɒd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PTEROPOD

pteridomania
pteridophilist
pteridophyte
pteridophytic
pteridophytous
pteridosperm
pterin
pterion
pterodactyl
pterodactyle
pterosaur
pterosaurian
pterygial
pterygium
pterygoid
pterygoid process
pteryla
pterylae
pterylographic
pterylography

WORDS THAT END LIKE PTEROPOD

actinopod
branchiopod
chilopod
diplopod
endopod
gonopod
isopod
macropod
pereiopod
phyllopod
protopod
pseudopod
rhizopod
scaphopod
schizopod
steganopod
theropod
tylopod
uropod

Synonyms and antonyms of pteropod in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «pteropod» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PTEROPOD

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pteropod
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pteropod
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pteropod
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pteropod
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pteropod
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pteropod
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pteropod
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ptéropode
220 millions of speakers

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Pteropod
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pteropod
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翼足類
130 millions of speakers

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pteropod
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Pteropod
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chân cánh
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pteropod
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पॅटरोपास
75 millions of speakers

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pteropod
70 millions of speakers

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pteropodi
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pteropod
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pteropod
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pteropod
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pteropod
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pteropod
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pteropod
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

pteropod
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pteropod

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PTEROPOD»

The term «pteropod» is used very little and occupies the 152.617 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PTEROPOD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pteropod

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PTEROPOD»

Discover the use of pteropod in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pteropod and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pelagic Snails: The Biology of Holoplanktonic Gastropod Mollusks
The presence in deep water (>600 m) of epipelagic pteropod species, which either do not migrate vertically or are feeble migrators, was taken as an indication of periodic downwelling of shallow water. The use of biological indicators in ...
Carol M. Lalli, Ronald W. Gilmer, 1989
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Marine Biodiversity of Costa Rica, Central America
In samples stored for more than 3–4 years in formalin preservation it is common that only the soft parts of both pteropod and heteropod mollusks remain. While it is possible to identify many of these species from the shape and features of their  ...
Ingo S. Wehrtmann, Jorge Cort©♭s, 2008
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The Micropalaeontology of Oceans: Proceedings of the ...
Several pteropod species are characteristic of the following regions or currents: Limacina helicina occurs mainly in the polar regions, and Clio sulcata is found in the south polar area. Limacina retroversa is mainly found in the Labrador Current  ...
B. M. Funnell, W. R. Riedel, International Council of Scientific Unions. Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research. Working Group 19, 1971
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Biology of the Southern Ocean, Second Edition
The salp Ihlea racovityti and the pteropod Limacina helicina were two species that were not distinctly associated with either the neretic or oceanic communities. Both species were associated primarily with the main oceanic community but were ...
George A. Knox, 2006
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Keeping All the Pieces: Perspectives on Natural History and ...
gators discovered that the amphipod uses pincers on its rear appendages to grip the pteropod so that it cannot escape. The amphipod then places the captured pteropod on its own back in full view and, still holding it with the pincers, goes ...
Whit Gibbons, 2010
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Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and ...
The Abyss, a pteropod seems a likely inspiration for the ethereal alien creatures that were the saviors at the film's end. The muscular foot that most snails use for locomotion has been modified in the pteropods into delicate fins for swimming.
Ellen Prager, 2011
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Introduction to Marine Biology
(b) The thecosome pteropod Hya/ocy/is striata is so abundant in some areas of the South Atlantic Ocean that the ocean floor is covered with the shells of these dead organisms. (c) The purple sea snail keeps itself afloat by clinging to a bubble ...
George Karleskint, Richard Turner, James Small, 2012
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Kinematic and Neuromuscular Changes Associated with a Change ...
CONCLUSION Chapter l : The Kinematic Study The neural control of the transition to fast swimming in the pteropod mollusk Clione limacina has been well characterized (Pirtle and Satterlie, 2004; Satterlie et al., 2000), and numerous ...
Brett Gregory Szymik, 2008
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United States Geological Survey Professional Paper
In core 12 they were found in six samples, in four of which they were so abundant that the sediment is a globigerina- pteropod ooze. In core 13 they were found in one sample and were doubtfully present in another. According to inferences ...
‎1940
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The Facts on File Marine Science Handbook
This zone coincides with the OCEAN TROPOSPHERE. pteropod Pelagic marine gastropod (snail) found in surface layers of the ocean whose foot is modified for swimming and shell is reduced or absent. Examples are the shelled Limacina ...
Scott McCutcheon, Bobbi McCutcheon, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PTEROPOD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pteropod is used in the context of the following news items.
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Climate Change 101
Pteropod, or "winged-foot," is the rather imprecise name given to a group of marine animals, one clade of which (commonly called the "sea butterfly") is a tiny ... «The Journal, Jun 15»
2
Tiny mysteries of the ocean reveal themselves to scientists
Creatures collected in the Indian Ocean: a molluscan pteropod on the right and two crustacean copepods. On the left is a fragment of orange paint from the ... «The Seattle Times, May 15»
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Fun Science FRIEDay – Ocean Acidification, More Than Just pH
Healthy Pretopod shell (left) and degraded Pteropod shell due to ocean acidification (right). (Photo credit: NOAA [climate.gov]). But while most scientist focus on ... «Southern Fried Science, Feb 15»
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SLIDESHOW: Photos Celebrate Beauty and Importance of Ocean …
Tiny Giant #5: Last flight of the sea butterfly. This pteropod, Limacina helicina, is a tiny marine snail that swims using feet that have been modified into wings. «WCAI, Jan 15»
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So Long, Seafood! Ocean Acidification Projected to Slam Alaskan …
Pteropod, a tiny swimming sea snail, is especially vulnerable to reduced shell-building due to acidification in the Gulf of Alaska. These little snails make up half ... «Newsweek, Jul 14»
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What ailing pteropods tell us about climate change
Pteropod, meaning "wing foot," refers to a group of animals that have neither wings nor feet as we usually think of them. Instead, these seagoing snails get their ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 14»
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Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval, study …
Ocean acidification in the modern ocean may already be affecting some marine life, as shown by the partly dissolved shell of this planktic snail, or pteropod, ... «Phys.Org, Jun 14»
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Notes from a Warming World
Take what it's doing to the pteropod, for instance. Scientists have found the first evidence that this tiny, free-floating marine snail's shell is dissolving because of ... «Earth Island Journal, Jun 14»
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Ocean acidification eats away at tiny sea creatures
Healthy pteropod: Tiny, translucent snails, also known as sea butterflies, provide food for salmon, herring and other fish. Seen under a microscope, this one's ... «The Star Online, May 14»
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The World's Sea Snails Are on Fire
Pteropods are burning up. And the potential food-supply repercussions of the damage that we're inflicting on these adorable sea snails could be enough to ... «Pacific Standard, May 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pteropod [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pteropod>. Jul 2019 ».
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