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- n. Alternative form of ostracod.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Ostracoda.
- n. A member of the Ostracoda.
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Mg/Ca ratios in ostracode Crustacea shells are influenced by the water temperature in which the shell is secreted and the Mg/Ca ratio in the water.
Based on diatom-inferred salinity and Mg/Ca ratios in ostracode calcite derived from sediment cores taken at three sites in North Dakota (USA) -- Moon Lake, Coldwater Lake and Rice Lake -- the authors constructed three 2000-year histories of lake-water salinity in order to infer regional patterns of drought.