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cir·ri·pede(sîr′ə-pēd′) also cir·ri·ped (-pĕd′)
Any of various crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia, which includes the barnacles and related organisms that attach themselves to objects or become parasitic in the adult stage.
[From New Latin Cirripedia, order name : cirr(us) + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped.]
any crustacean of the class Cirripedia, comprising the barnacles and certain parasitic forms, typically free-swimming in the larval stage and attached as adults, with bristly food-gathering appendages.
[1820–30; < New Latin Cirripedia; see cirrus]
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|Noun||1.||cirriped - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces|
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
acorn barnacle, Balanus balanoides, rock barnacle - barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones