from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various aquatic crustaceans of the class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimp and the water flea, characterized by a segmented body and flattened, leaflike thoracic appendages.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An animal belonging to the order Branchiopoda. Also
- Gill-footed; branchiopodous. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One of the Branchiopoda.
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- noun Any of the very many
aquatic crustaceansof the class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimpsand water fleas
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- noun aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding
- adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the subclass Branchiopoda
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From New Latin Branchiopoda, class name : Latin branchia, gills; see branchia + New Latin -poda, -pod.]
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Tadpole shrimp are large branchiopod crustaceans that occur in arctic Canada and on the prairies.
In short, she was a branchiopod, to be vulgarly precise, a water-flea.