Conchostraca

plural noun

Con·​chos·​tra·​ca
-ŋˈkästrəkə also -ˈkȯs-
: a small order of freshwater crustaceans (subclass Branchiopoda) entirely enclosed in a bivalve carapace
conchostracan
-rəkən
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from conch- + -ostraca

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“Conchostraca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Conchostraca. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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