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branchiopod

[brang-kee-uh-pod] /ˈbræŋ ki əˌpɒd/
noun
1.
any crustacean of the class (or subclass) Branchiopoda, having flattened, footlike appendages that bear respiratory organs.
adjective
2.
Also, branchiopodous
[brang-kee-op-uh-duh s] /ˌbræŋ kiˈɒp ə dəs/ (Show IPA)
. belonging or pertaining to the Branchiopoda.
Origin of branchiopod
1820-1830
1820-30; < New Latin Branchiopoda. See branchio-, -pod
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branchiopod

/ˈbræŋkɪəˌpɒd/
noun
1.
any crustacean of the mainly freshwater subclass Branchiopoda, having flattened limblike appendages for swimming, feeding, and respiration. The group includes the water fleas
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branchiopod
  (brāng'kē-ə-pŏd')   
Any of various primitive aquatic crustaceans of the class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimp and water flea. Branchiopods are characterized by flattened, leaflike thoracic appendages.
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