Definition of Branchiopoda in English:

Branchiopoda

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

Zoology
  • A class of small aquatic crustaceans that includes water fleas and fairy shrimps, which are distinguished by having gills upon the feet.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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