Entomostraca

plural noun En·to·mos·tra·ca \ˌentəˈmästrə̇kə\

Definition of Entomostraca

in some classifications

  1. :  a subclass of Crustacea comprising the Branchiopoda, Ostracoda, Copepoda, and Cirripedia, groups regarded by most modern systematists as too diverse for inclusion in a single subclass, the name then being used as a term of convenience without taxonomic implications

entomostracan

adjective or noun

entomostracous

\-kəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of entomostraca

New Latin, from entom- + -ostraca (from Greek ostrakon earthen vessel, potsherd, shell) — more at oyster


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