plural noun
An·​os·​tra·​ca | \ əˈnästrəkə \

Definition of Anostraca

: an order of small aquatic crustaceans (subclass Branchiopoda) lacking a carapace, having stalked eyes and 11 to 19 pairs of thoracic appendages, and including Artemia and similar freshwater forms

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Other Words from Anostraca

anostracan \ -​kən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Anostraca

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anostraca

New Latin, from an- + -ostraca

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“Anostraca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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