What does gastropod mean in latin?

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It comes from the words for 'stomach' and 'foot'.

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gaster is the Greek word for "belly" and pod is a form of the Greek word for "foot" so literally, the word "gastropod" belly foot.

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γαστρόποδο [gastropodo] < γαστήρ = belly + πόδι(ο) = leg

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