branchiura

Branchiura

Bran"chi*u"ra\, n. pl. [NL., fr., Gr. ? gill + ? tail.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of Entomostraca, with suctorial mouths, including species parasitic on fishes, as the carp lice (Argulus).
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