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entomostracan

[ en-tuh-mos-truh-kuhn ]
/ ˌɛn təˈmɒs trə kən /
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noun

any crustacean belonging to the former subclass Entomostraca.

adjective

of or belonging to this subclass.

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en·to·mos·tra·cous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for entomostracan

entomostracan
/ (ˌɛntəˈmɒstrəkən) /

noun

any small crustacean of the group (formerly subclass) Entomostraca, including the branchiopods, ostracods, and copepods

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Entomostraca
entomostracous, adjective
C19: from New Latin entomo- + Greek ostrakon shell; see ostracize
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