• Definition for "ostracod"
    • Any of numerous min, chiefly freshwater crustaceans of…
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ostracod definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous min, chiefly freshwater crustaceans of subclass Ostracoda, having a bivalve carapace.
    • some of many small crustaceans, associated with course Ostracoda, that resemble shrimps enclosed in a bivalve shell
    • A member of the Ostracoda, an order of small marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimplike body enclosed in a bivalve layer.
    • just like ostracode.
    • little marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell
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