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cladocera


cladocera


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cladocera  \Cla*doc"e*ra\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  sprout  +  ?  a 
  horn.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  the  Entomostraca. 
 
  Note:  They  have  a  bivalve  shell,  covering  the  body  but  not 
  the  head,  and  from  four  to  six  pairs  of  legs  and  two 
  pairs  of  anten[ae],  for  use  in  swimming.  They  mostly 
  inhabit  fresh  water.