branchiopodous

branchiopod

[brang-kee-uh-pod]
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-duhs] . belonging or pertaining to the Branchiopoda.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin Branchiopoda. See branchio-, -pod

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branchiopod (ˈbræŋkɪəˌpɒd)
 
n
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')  Pronunciation Key 
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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