Pronunciation: (brā'kē-u-pod", brak'ē-), [key]
any mollusklike, marine animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having a dorsal and ventral shell; a lamp shell.
Also,bra•chi•op•o•dousPronunciation: (brā"kē-op'u-dus, brak"ē). [key]belonging or pertaining to the Brachiopoda.
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