plural noun Bran·chi·op·o·da \ˌbraŋ-kē-ˈä-pə-də\

Definition of Branchiopoda

  1. 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. 2 in some especially former classifications a :  an order of Entomostraca including the Cladocera b :  an order of Phyllopoda excluding the Cladocera c :  phyllopoda b

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Origin and Etymology of branchiopoda

New Latin, from branchi- + -poda

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capable of being understood in two ways

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