Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small crustaceans formerly constituting the subclass Entomostraca.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the Entomostraca.
  • n. One of the Entomostraca.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to the Entomostraca.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the Entomostraca.
  • n. One of the Entomostraca.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From New Latin Entomostraca, former subclass name : entom(o)- + Greek ostraka, pl. of ostrakon, shell; see ostracod.

Examples

  • Of the few leaves which were examined, three contained entomostracan crustaceans.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • These prolongations of the bladder may be conveniently called the antennae, for the whole bladder (see fig. 17) curiously resembles an entomostracan crustacean, the short footstalk representing the tail.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • Six such bladders were carefully examined; one contained an elongated, coiled-up larva; another a single large entomostracan crustacean, and the others from two to five smaller ones, all [page 412] in a decayed state.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • Remains of entomostracan crustaceans were found within the bladders.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • The prey which they had captured consisted of entomostracan crustaceans.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • In the first lot, my son examined seventeen bladders, including prey of some kind, and eight of these contained entomostracan crustaceans, three larvae of insects, one being still alive, and six remnants of animals so much decayed that their nature could not be distinguished.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • They contained remnants of entomostracan crustaceans.

    Insectivorous Plants

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