crustacea definition

  • noun:
    • Plural as a type of crustacean.
    • course of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; liquid fleas
  • noun-plural:
    • one of many classes of arthropods, including lobsters and crabs; -- so named from crustlike layer with that they tend to be covered.
  • others:
    • A class of Arthropoda; among the prime divisions of articulated pets with articulated feet, as distinguished from Insecta, Myriapoda, and Arachnida respectively.

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