Leptostraca

plural noun Lep·tos·tra·ca \lepˈtästrəkə\

Definition of Leptostraca

  1. :  a division of Malacostraca including the Phyllocarida, the Nebaliacea, and various fossil forms that are regarded as intermediate between the typical malacostracans and the lower crustaceans although classed among the former — see nebalia

leptostracan

adjective or noun

leptostracous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of leptostraca

New Latin, from lept- + -ostraca


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