Cirripedia

plural noun Cir·ri·pe·dia \ ˌsirəˈpēdēə \

Definition of Cirripedia

:a subclass of Crustacea comprising the barnacles, goose barnacles, and a few highly modified parasitic related forms, all being free-swimming in the larval stages but permanently attached or parasitic as adults

cirripedial

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cirripedia

New Latin, from cirr- + -pedia footed ones (from Latin ped-, pes foot)


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