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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