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- proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Peracarida — very many shrimplike crustaceans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A numerous group of fourteen -- footed Crustacea, inhabiting both fresh and salt water. The body is usually compressed laterally, and the anterior pairs or legs are directed downward and forward, but the posterior legs are usually turned upward and backward. The beach flea is an example. See tetradecapoda and arthrostraca.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, an order of sessile-eyed (edriophthalmous) crustacean arthropods: sometimes, as by Dana, united with Isopoda in an order Choristopoda.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale lice; sand-hoppers; skeleton shrimp
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