1814, Modern Latin neuter plural of crustaceus (animalia), literally "having a crust or shell," from Latin crusta "crust, rind, bark, hard shell" (see crust (n.)). Taken as a zoological classification by Lamarck, 1801; Cuvier (1798) had les insectes crustacées.
The habitat of the parasites is sufficiently varied; Rotifers, crustacea, Annelids and fishes furnishing most of the hosts.
The crustacea of the Mammoth Cave have chosen to abide in darkness.
Similar arrangements in some of the more exclusively terrestrial crustacea will be mentioned in a later chapter.
The roots of the trees were also covered with mussels, oysters, and other crustacea.
This reparative power is possessed by some other animals, of which the starfishes and crustacea are the most familiar instances.
Nevertheless some of them have been hardy enough to encroach on the domain of the crustacea.
This may be illustrated by the familiar case of the crustacea Artemia salina and Artemia Milhausenii.
Like most other kinds of crustacea, the prawn is much larger in tropical climates.
I have already made use of this term for the corresponding parts in the embryos of crustacea.
The crustacea derive their name from the nature of their crust or covering.