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cladoceran

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noun cla·doc·er·an \klə-ˈdä-sə-rən\

Definition of cladoceran

  1. :  any of an order (Cladocera) of minute chiefly freshwater branchiopod crustaceans that includes the water fleas



Origin of cladoceran

New Latin Cladocera, from clad- + Greek keras horn — more at horn


First Known Use: 1909


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