plural noun Mys·ta·co·car·i·da \ˌmistə̇kōˈkarədə\

Definition of Mystacocarida

  1. :  an order of obscure microscopic crustaceans living in intertidal sands and considered to be related to the copepods

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Origin and Etymology of mystacocarida

New Latin, from Greek (Doric) mystak-, mystax upper lip, moustache + New Latin Carida

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to cast off or become cast off

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