Definition of branchiopod in English:


Line breaks: bran¦chio|pod
Pronunciation: /ˈbraŋkɪə(ʊ)pɒd


  • A small aquatic crustacean of the class Branchiopoda, such as a water flea or fairy shrimp.
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    • 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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