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cirripede

/ˈsɪrɪˌpiːd/
noun
1.
any marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, including the barnacles, the adults of which are sessile or parasitic
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cirripedia
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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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any of the marine crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia (class Maxillopoda). The best known are the barnacles. Adults of cirripedes other than barnacles are internal parasites of marine invertebrates such as crabs, jellyfish, and starfish and have no popular name.

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