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cirriped

[sir-uh-ped] /ˈsɪr əˌpɛd/
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 of cirriped
1820-1830
1820-30; < New Latin Cirripedia; see cirri-, ped
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cirripede (sîr'ə-pēd') also cirriped
  (sîr'ə-pēd')   
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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