Anaspidacea

plural noun
An·​as·​pi·​da·​cea | \ əˌnaspəˈdāshēə, (ˌ)aˌn- \

Definition of Anaspidacea

: an order of crustaceans (Malacostraca) like shrimp that have mostly biramous thoracic limbs and deposit their eggs among water plants or under stones

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First Known Use of Anaspidacea

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anaspidacea

New Latin, from Anaspides, genus of crustaceans (from an- + -aspides, from Greek aspid-, aspis shield) + -acea

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The first known use of Anaspidacea was in 1904

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“Anaspidacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anaspidacea. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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