Branchiopod meaning

brăngkē-ə-pŏd
Any of various aquatic crustaceans of the class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimp and the water flea, characterized by a segmented body and flattened, leaflike thoracic appendages.
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Any of a class (Branchiopoda) of crustaceans with many pairs of flattened, leaflike limbs, as the fairy shrimps and water fleas.
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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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Any of the very many aquatic crustaceans of the class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimps and water fleas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
branchiopod
Plural:
branchiopods

Origin of branchiopod

  • From New Latin Branchiopoda class name Latin branchia gills branchia New Latin -poda -pod

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary