[ en-tuh-mos-truh-kuh n ]
/ ˌɛn təˈmɒs trə kən /
any crustacean belonging to the former subclass Entomostraca.
of or belonging to this subclass.
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Example sentences from the Web for entomostracan
The fewness of the segments of the abdomen, and their not bearing in two of the orders appendages, is an Entomostracan character.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
On this principle, an oyster on the half-shell might be called an Entomostracan.Through a Microscope|Samuel Wells
British Dictionary definitions for entomostracan
/ (ˌɛntəˈmɒstrəkən) /
any small crustacean of the group (formerly subclass) Entomostraca, including the branchiopods, ostracods, and copepods
of, relating to, or belonging to the Entomostraca
Derived forms of entomostracanentomostracous, adjective
Word Origin for entomostracan
C19: from New Latin entomo- + Greek ostrakon shell; see ostracize
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