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

Definition of Mystacocarida

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

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History and Etymology for Mystacocarida

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

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