plural noun
Phyl·​lop·​o·​da | \ fə̇ˈläpədə \

Definition of Phyllopoda

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

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New Latin, from phyll- + -poda

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“Phyllopoda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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