plural noun

: a subdivision of Malacostraca comprising extinct crustaceans that are similar in some respects to members of Phyllocarida

Word History


New Latin, from Nahecaris, genus of crustaceans in some classifications (probably from Nahe, river in western Germany + New Latin -caris) + -ida

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“Nahecarida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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