American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various minute, chiefly freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Ostracoda, having a bivalve carapace.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ostracode.
- n. Any of many small crustaceans, of the class Ostracoda, that resemble shrimps enclosed in a bivalve shell
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A member of the Ostracoda, an order of tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimplike body enclosed in a bivalve shell.
- n. tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell
- New Latin Ostracōda, subclass name, from Greek ostrakōdēs, testaceous, from ostrakon, shell; see ost- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lü et al. (2004) originally named this taxon Nemegtia, but that turned out to be preoccupied by an ostracod from the Nemegt Formation (shades of 'Ingenia').”
“Steve's microfossil search achieved success: he found a fossil ostracod!”
“The first act began in Japan fifty years ago, when Osamu Shimomura studied the self-luminous small crustacean ostracod Cypridina.”
“I bet a boy ostracod enjoys his "special long leg.”
“Very few ostracod species incubate their eggs within their body; most lay their eggs either singly or in groups on sediment or aquatic vegetation.”
“This implies that the conclusions of previous studies that sexed fossil ostracod carapaces from their morphology for example, Martens et al., 2003 may have been flawed.”
“Interestingly, only 3 males, in contrast to more than 600 females, of the new ostracod species were collected.”
“A paper by Smith et al.1 that came out in June 2006, and which I just had a chance to read, however, reported the finding of males in a new species of darwinuloid ostracod, Vestalenula cornelia, from Japan.”
“SNAIL'S TALES: An occasional male ostracod skip to main”
“The authors also mention an ostracod and an ant that can survive exposure to temperatures close to 50ºC.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘ostracod’.
A temporary place to store all those annoying prehistoric animals that refuse to correlate to my manner of (dis)organization. Gah!
See also "Words of Dinosaurology," "Dinosaurs," "Pter...
Looking for tweets for ostracod.