cladoceran

noun
cla·​doc·​er·​an | \ klə-ˈdä-sə-rən How to pronounce cladoceran (audio) \

Definition of cladoceran

: any of an order (Cladocera) of minute chiefly freshwater branchiopod crustaceans that includes the water fleas

First Known Use of cladoceran

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cladoceran

New Latin Cladocera, from clad- + Greek keras horn — more at horn

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“Cladoceran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cladoceran. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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