from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A division of cirripeds including those which have six thoracic segments, usually bearing six pairs of cirri. The common barnacles are examples.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The principal group of the Cirripedia, by some recognized as an order, consisting of the ordinary sessile and pedunculated cirripeds, or barnacles and acornshells, in which the abdomen is rudimentary and there are six thoracic segments with as many pairs of cirrose limbs. See Cirripedia, Lepas, Balanus.
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