: a genus (sometimes made the type of the family Estheriidae) of small branchiopod crustaceans in which the carapace is developed into a bivalve shell not unlike that of some mollusks and enclosing the whole body
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, probably from the name Esther + New Latin -ia

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“Estheria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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