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cirripedia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cirripedia  \Cir`ri*pe"di*a\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  L.  cirrus  curl  + 
  pes,  pedis,  foot.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  Crustacea  including  the  barnacles.  When  adult, 
  they  have  a  calcareous  shell  composed  of  several  pieces.  From 
  the  opening  of  the  shell  the  animal  throws  out  a  group  of 
  curved  legs,  looking  like  a  delicate  curl,  whence  the  name  of 
  the  group  See  {Anatifa}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cirripedia 
  n  :  barnacles  [syn:  {Cirripedia},  {subclass  Cirripedia}] 




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