Cladocera

plural noun
Cla·​doc·​era | \kləˈdäsərə\

Definition of Cladocera 

: an order of minute chiefly freshwater branchiopod crustaceans comprising the water fleas

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History and Etymology for Cladocera

New Latin, from clad- + -cera

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