Definition of branchiopod
: any of a group (Branchiopoda) of small usually freshwater crustaceans (as fairy shrimp or water fleas) with usually many pairs of setae-bearing appendages
Origin of branchiopod
ultimately from Greek branchia gills + pod-, pous foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1836
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