crustacea

plural noun
crus·​ta·​cea | \ˌkrə-ˈstā-sh(ē-)ə \

Definition of crustacea 

: arthropods that are crustaceans

First Known Use of crustacea

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crustacea

New Latin, group name, from neuter plural of crustaceus

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crustacea

noun plural
crus·​ta·​cea | \ˌkrəs-ˈtā-sh(ē-)ə \

Medical Definition of crustacea 

1 capitalized : a large class of mostly aquatic arthropods that have a chitinous or calcareous and chitinous exoskeleton, a pair of often much modified appendages on each segment, and two pairs of antennae and that include the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, wood lice, water fleas, and barnacles

2 : arthropods of the class Crustacea

Other Words from crustacea

crustacean \-​shən \ adjective or noun

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