branchiopod definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different aquatic crustaceans of class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimp and water flea, characterized by a segmented human anatomy and flattened, leaflike thoracic appendages.
    • the lots of aquatic crustaceans associated with course Branchiopoda, including the fairy shrimps and water fleas
    • the Branchiopoda.
    • An animal from the order Branchiopoda. Also branchiopode.
    • aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding
  • others:
    • Gill-footed; branchiopodous. Additionally branchiopodan.
  • adjective:
    • of or concerning or feature associated with the subclass Branchiopoda

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