Branchiopoda

plural noun

Bran·​chi·​op·​o·​da
ˌbraŋ-kē-ˈä-pə-də
1
: a subclass of crustacea comprising primitive aquatic forms typically having an elongated body, a carapace, and many pairs of foliaceous appendages and including the orders Anostraca, Notostraca, Conchostraca, and Cladocera
2
in some especially former classifications
a
: an order of Entomostraca including the Cladocera
b
: an order of Phyllopoda excluding the Cladocera
c
: phyllopoda

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from branchi- + -poda

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“Branchiopoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Branchiopoda. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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