phyllopoda definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An order of Entomostraca including a large number of species, almost all of which inhabit fresh-water. They usually have flattened or leaflike feet, usually really numerous, that they use within swimming. Known as in addition Branchiopoda.
  • noun:
    • An order of entomostracous crustaceans, the leaf-footed crustaceans, occasionally developing (with Ostracopoda and Cladocera) a suborder of Branchiopoda.
    • In conchology, in J. E. Gray's category (1821), one of several sales of Conchophora, containing dimyarian bivalve mollusks having the foot lamellar or elongate.

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