Notostraca

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

Definition of Notostraca

: 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

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Other Words from Notostraca

notostracan \ -​kən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Notostraca

New Latin, from not- + -ostraca

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“Notostraca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Notostraca. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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