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branchiopoda


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Phyllopoda  \Phyl*lop"o*da\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  leaf  + 
  -poda.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  Entomostraca  including  a  large  number  of  species, 
  most  of  which  live  in  fresh  water.  They  have  flattened  or 
  leaflike  legs,  often  very  numerous,  which  they  use  in 
  swimming.  Called  also  {Branchiopoda}. 
 
  Note:  In  some  the  body  is  covered  with  a  bivalve  shell 
  ({Holostraca});  in  others  as  Apus,  by  a  shield-shaped 
  carapace  ({Monostraca});  in  others  like  Artemia,  there 
  is  no  carapace,  and  the  body  is  regularly  segmented. 
  Sometimes  the  group  is  made  to  include  also  the 
  Cladocera. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Branchiopoda  \Bran"chi*o*poda\,  n.  pl  [Gr.  ?  gill  +  -poda:  cf 
  F.  branchiopode.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  Entomostraca;  --  so  named  from  the  feet  of 
  branchiopods  having  been  supposed  to  perform  the  function  of 
  gills.  It  includes  the  fresh-water  genera  {Branchipus}, 
  {Apus},  and  {Limnadia},  and  the  genus  {Artemia}  found  in  salt 
  lakes.  It  is  also  called  {{Phyllopoda}}.  See  {Phyllopoda}, 
  {Cladocera}.  It  is  sometimes  used  in  a  broader  sense 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Branchiopoda 
  n  :  primitive  aquatic  mainly  freshwater  crustaceans:  fairy 
  shrimps;  brine  shrimps;  tadpole  shrimps;  can  shrimps; 
  water  fleas  [syn:  {Branchiopoda},  {subclass  Branchiopoda}] 




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