plural noun
Thy·​ros·​tra·​ca | \ thīˈrästrəkə \

Definition of Thyrostraca

in some especially former classifications
: a subclass of Crustacea coextensive with Cirripedia

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thyrostracan \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗⸗kən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Thyrostraca

New Latin, from thyro- (from Greek thyra door, opening) + Greek ostraka, plural of ostrakon shell

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“Thyrostraca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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