Phyllopoda

plural noun

Phyl·​lop·​o·​da
fə̇ˈläpədə
in some especially former classifications
: a group comprising entomostracan crustaceans with leaflike swimming appendages that serve as gills, mandibles without palpi, and reduced maxillae: such as
a
: branchiopoda
b
: an order or suborder coextensive with the combined orders Anostraca, Notostraca, and Conchostraca

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from phyll- + -poda

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“Phyllopoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phyllopoda. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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