cirriped

cirriped

[sir-uh-ped]
noun
1.
any crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, chiefly comprising the barnacles, typically free-swimming in the larval stage and attached or parasitic in the adult stage, with slender, bristly appendages for gathering food.
adjective
2.
having legs like cirri.
3.
belonging or pertaining to the Cirripedia.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin Cirripedia; see cirri-, ped

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cirripede or cirriped (ˈsɪrɪˌpiːd, ˈsɪrɪˌpɛd)
 
n
1.  any marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, including the barnacles, the adults of which are sessile or parasitic
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Cirripedia
 
cirriped or cirriped
 
n
 
adj

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cirripede (sîr'ə-pēd') also cirriped   (sîr'ə-pēd')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various small marine crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia, which includes the barnacles. Some cirripedes become internal parasites of other marine invertebrates in the adult stage, while others (the barnacles) attach themselves to objects and grow a hard shell. Cirripedes are related to copepods.
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