entomostracan

[ en-tuh-mos-truh-kuh n ]
/ ˌɛn təˈmɒs trə kən /

noun

any crustacean belonging to the former subclass Entomostraca.

adjective

of or belonging to this subclass.

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OTHER WORDS FROM entomostracan

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

Derived forms of entomostracan

entomostracous, adjective

Word Origin for entomostracan

C19: from New Latin entomo- + Greek ostrakon shell; see ostracize
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