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cirriped

[ sir-uh-ped ]

noun

  1. any crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, chiefly comprising the barnacles, typically free-swimming in the larval stage and attached or parasitic in the adult stage, with slender, bristly appendages for gathering food.


adjective

  1. having legs like cirri.
  2. belonging or pertaining to the Cirripedia.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cirriped1

1820–30; < New Latin Cirripedia; cirri-, ped

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Example Sentences

Like the ostracod, the adult cirriped bears little external resemblance to the trilobite.

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