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entomostracan

[en-tuh-mos-truh-kuh n] /ˌɛn təˈmɒs trə kən/
noun
1.
any crustacean belonging to the former subclass Entomostraca.
adjective
2.
of or belonging to this subclass.
Related forms
entomostracous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for entomostracan

entomostracan

/ˌɛntəˈmɒstrəkən/
noun
1.
any small crustacean of the group (formerly subclass) Entomostraca, including the branchiopods, ostracods, and copepods
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Entomostraca
Derived Forms
entomostracous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin entomo- + Greek ostrakon shell; see ostracize
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