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cladoceran

[kluh-dos-er-uh n] /kləˈdɒs ər ən/
noun
1.
any or several small, transparent crustaceans of the order Cladocera, having the body covered by a bivalve shell from which the head and antennae extend.
adjective
2.
Also, cladocerous
[kluh-dos-er-uh s] /kləˈdɒs ər əs/ (Show IPA)
. belonging or pertaining to the Cladocera.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Neo-Latin Cladocer(a) (clado- clado- + -cera, neuter plural of -cerus horned; see cero-) + -an
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  • Species composition and seasonal dynamics of cladoceran and copepod zooplankton in artificial sodic ponds.
British Dictionary definitions for cladoceran

cladoceran

/kləˈdɒsərən/
noun
1.
any minute freshwater crustacean of the order Cladocera, which includes the water fleas
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cladocera
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Cladocera, from Greek klados shoot + keras horn
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