plural noun

: a group of Malacostraca comprising forms with the head and thorax enclosed in a chitinous or calcareous bivalve carapace and including Nebaliidae and related extinct families
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from phyll- + -carida (from Greek karid-, karis shrimp, prawn); perhaps akin to Greek kara head

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“Phyllocarida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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