most branchiopodous

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branchiopod   (brāng'kē-ə-pŏd')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various primitive aquatic crustaceans of the class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimp and water flea. Branchiopods are characterized by flattened, leaflike thoracic appendages.
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