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entomostraca


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entomostraca  \En`to*mos"tra*ca\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  cut  in 
  pieces  +  ?  burnt  clay,  the  hard  shell  of  Testacea.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  subclasses  of  Crustacea,  including  a  large  number 
  of  species,  many  of  them  minute.  The  group  embraces  several 
  orders  as  the  Phyllopoda,  Ostracoda,  Copepoda,  and 
  Pectostraca.  See  {Copepoda},  {Phyllopoda},  and  {Cladocera}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Entomostraca 
  n  :  in  some  older  classifications  includes  the  Branchiopoda  and 
  Copepoda  and  Ostracoda  and  Cirripedia;  no  longer  in 
  technical  use  [syn:  {Entomostraca},  {subclass 
  Entomostraca}] 




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