plural noun

Definition of Phyllocarida

: 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

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Other Words from Phyllocarida

phyllocaridan \ -​ədən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Phyllocarida

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

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“Phyllocarida.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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