HyperDic: branchiopoda

English > 1 sense of the word Branchiopoda:
NOUNanimalBranchiopoda, subclass Branchiopodaprimitive aquatic mainly freshwater crustaceans
English > Branchiopoda: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningPrimitive aquatic mainly freshwater crustaceans: fairy shrimps; brine shrimps; tadpole shrimps; can shrimps; water fleas.
Synonymsubclass Branchiopoda
Member ofCrustacea, class CrustaceaClass of mandibulate arthropods including
MembersAnostraca, order Anostracasmall aquatic crustaceans lacking a carapace
Notostraca, order Notostracasmall freshwater crustaceans with a shield-shaped carapace
Triops, genus Triopstype genus of the family Triopidae
genus Daphniawater fleas
Broaderclass(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
Adjectivesbranchiopodousof or relating to or characteristic of the subclass Branchiopoda

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