Share this entry

Share this page

ostracod

Line breaks: ostra|cod
Pronunciation: /ˈɒstrəkɒd
 
/
(also ostracode)

Definition of ostracod in English:

noun

Zoology
A minute aquatic crustacean of the class Ostracoda.
Example sentences
  • Adult land-locked fish eat mostly zooplankton, especially larger varieties such as copepods, cladocerans, mysids, and ostracods.
  • This lower interval has already been analysed for pollen, diatoms, ostracods, and gastropods.
  • Recent evidence suggests that the compound eyes of myodocopid ostracods may be phylogentically non-homologous to those of other arthropods.

Definition of ostracod in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…