Ostracoda definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic course within the subphylum Crustacea — the ostracods.
  • proper-noun-plural:
    • An order of Entomostraca having shrimplike figures enclosed in tough bivalve shells; called also seed shrimp and mussel shrimp. These people were formerly known as Ostracoidea. They truly are of small size, and swim freely about; many are lower than 1 mm in total. Microfossils of specific extinct sales are discovered extending to the Cambrian age.
  • others:
    • Identical To Ostracopoda.
  • noun:
    • seed shrimps

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