plural noun

: a division of Malacostraca including the Phyllocarida, the Nebaliacea, and various fossil forms that are regarded as intermediate between the typical malacostracans and the lower crustaceans although classed among the former see nebalia
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from lept- + -ostraca

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“Leptostraca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leptostraca. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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