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  • n. Plural form of phyllopod.


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  • Allusion is here made to certain small Crustacea -- certain phyllopods and ostracods -- which have the hard outer coat of their thorax so modified as to look wonderfully like a bivalve shell, although its {80} nature and composition are quite different.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • They feed on detritus or on plankton by drawing water into the carapace and removing the food particles with their phyllopods.

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