branchiopod

[brang-kee-uh-pod]
adjective
  1. Also bran·chi·op·o·dous [brang-kee-op-uh-duh s] /ˌbræŋ kiˈɒp ə dəs/. belonging or pertaining to the Branchiopoda.

Origin of branchiopod

From the New Latin word Branchiopoda, dating back to 1820–30. See branchio-, -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for branchiopod

branchiopod

noun
  1. any crustacean of the mainly freshwater subclass Branchiopoda, having flattened limblike appendages for swimming, feeding, and respiration. The group includes the water fleas
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branchiopod in Science

branchiopod

[brăngkē-ə-pŏd′]
  1. Any of various primitive aquatic crustaceans of the class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimp and water flea. Branchiopods are characterized by flattened, leaflike thoracic appendages.
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