/ breɪkiəpɑːd /
Množina reči brachiopod je brachiopods.
lamp shell · lampshell
lamp shell · lampshel
ETYM Cf.French brachiopode.
Marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide; SYN. lamp shell, lampshell.
Or lamp shell; Any member of the phylum Brachiopoda, marine invertebrates with two shells, resembling but totally unrelated to bivalves.
There are about 300 living species; they were much more numerous in past geological ages. They are suspension feeders, ingesting minute food particles from water. A single internal organ, the lophophore, handles feeding, aspiration, and excretion.