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Branchiopoda Line breaks: Bran¦chio|poda
Pronunciation: /ˌbraŋkɪəˈpəʊdə/

Definition of Branchiopoda in English:

plural noun

A class of small aquatic crustaceans that includes water fleas and fairy shrimps, which are distinguished by having gills upon the feet.
Example sentences
  • Hemoglobins have been described in a select number of crustacean groups, including the Branchiopoda, Ostracoda, Copepoda, Cirrepedia, and Decapoda.
  • Hemoglobin is present in Branchiopoda, Ostracoda, Copepoda, rhizocephalan Cirripedia and one suborder of amphipodan Malacostraca, while hemocyanin has been described in Malacostraca.
  • Eulimnadia texana is a freshwater clam shrimp in the crustacean subclass Branchiopoda and the order Spinicaudata.


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek brankhia 'gills' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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