Definition of ostracod in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒstrəkɒd/
(also ostracode)


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.

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