- any crustacean belonging to the former subclass Entomostraca.
- of or belonging to this subclass.
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Historical Examples of entomostracan
On this principle, an oyster on the half-shell might be called an Entomostracan.Through a Microscope
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)
- any small crustacean of the group (formerly subclass) Entomostraca, including the branchiopods, ostracods, and copepods
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Entomostraca
Word Origin for entomostracan
C19: from New Latin entomo- + Greek ostrakon shell; see ostracize
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