Notostraca

plural noun No·tos·tra·ca \nəˈtästrəkə\

Definition of Notostraca

  1. :  an order of small freshwater crustaceans (subclass Branchiopoda) having a shield-shaped carapace, sessile paired eyes, vestigial antennae, and 40 to 63 pairs of trunk appendages — see triops

notostracan

\-kən\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of notostraca

New Latin, from 1not- + -ostraca


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