Conchostraca

plural noun
Con·​chos·​tra·​ca | \ -ŋˈkästrəkə also -ˈkȯs- \

Definition of Conchostraca

: a small order of freshwater crustaceans (subclass Branchiopoda) entirely enclosed in a bivalve carapace

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Other Words from Conchostraca

conchostracan \ -​rəkən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for Conchostraca

New Latin, from conch- + -ostraca

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“Conchostraca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Conchostraca. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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