Anaspidacea

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

Definition of Anaspidacea

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of anaspidacea

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


First Known Use: 1904


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