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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 branchiopode.
  • Gill-footed; branchiopodous. Also branchiopodan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of the Branchiopoda.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of the very many aquatic crustaceans of the class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimps and water fleas

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

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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From Branchiopoda

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