Definition of phyllopod in English:


Syllabification: phyl·lo·pod
Pronunciation: /ˈfiləˌpäd


  • A branchiopod crustacean.
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    • The phyllopod bed is therefore exceptional for possessing both typical fossil bearing characteristics and unusual soft tissue preservation.
    • Nonmarine occurrences of Rusophycus-like bilobed resting traces, widely recorded from Devonian to Permian subaqueous deposits, were probably produced by notostracan or phyllopod crustaceans.
    • Classified as phyllopods due to the leaf-like appearance of their legs, fairy shrimps ‘bloom’ in mineral-rich temporary ponds, reaching ridiculously dense concentrations.


from modern Latin Phyllopoda (former class name), from Greek phullon 'leaf' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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