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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
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin Branchiopoda. See branchio-, -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for branchiopodous

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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branchiopodous in Science
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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Encyclopedia Article for branchiopodous

branchiopod

any of the roughly 900 species of the class Branchiopoda (subphylum Crustacea). They are aquatic animals that include brine shrimp, fairy shrimp, tadpole shrimp, water fleas, and other small, chiefly freshwater forms

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