[en-tuh-mos-truh-kuh n]
  1. of or belonging to this subclass.
Related formsen·to·mos·tra·cous, adjective
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  1. any small crustacean of the group (formerly subclass) Entomostraca, including the branchiopods, ostracods, and copepods
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Entomostraca
Derived Formsentomostracous, adjective

Word Origin for entomostracan

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