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branchiopod

Line breaks: bran¦chio|pod
Pronunciation: /ˈbraŋkɪə(ʊ)pɒd
 
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Definition of branchiopod in English:

noun

Zoology
A small aquatic crustacean of the class Branchiopoda, such as a water flea or fairy shrimp.
Example sentences
  • Freshwater bivalves, snails, and branchiopod Crustacea were common.
  • At the same time, both genera have well-developed, multiannulate first antennae, whereas modern branchiopods have dwarfed first antennae without much of annulation or segmentation at all.
  • One such androdioecious branchiopod is the clam shrimp Eulimnadia texana.

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