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crus·ta·cean

 (krŭ-stā′shən)
n.
Any of various predominantly aquatic arthropods of the subphylum (or class) Crustacea, including lobsters, crabs, shrimps, and barnacles, characteristically having a segmented body, a chitinous exoskeleton, paired jointed limbs, and two pairs of antennae.

[From New Latin Crūstācea, class name, neuter pl. of crūstāceus, hard-shelled, from Latin crusta, shell; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]

crus·ta′cean adj.

crustacean

(krʌˈsteɪʃən)
n
(Animals) any arthropod of the mainly aquatic class Crustacea, typically having a carapace hardened with lime and including the lobsters, crabs, shrimps, woodlice, barnacles, copepods, and water fleas
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Crustacea
[C19: from New Latin crūstāceus hard-shelled, from Latin crūsta shell, crust]

crus•ta•cean

(krʌˈsteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. any chiefly aquatic arthropod of the class Crustacea, typically having the body covered with a hard shell, including lobsters, shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and wood lice.
adj.
2. belonging or pertaining to the Crustacea.
[1825–35; < New Latin Crustace(a) (see crust, -acea) + -an1]

crus·ta·cean

(krŭ-stā′shən)
Any of various arthropods that live mostly in water and have a hard shell, a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Crustaceans include crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and barnacles.
insect, spider, crustacean - One major difference between insects, spiders, and crustaceans is the antennae; most insects have one pair, spiders have none, and crustaceans have two pairs.
See also related terms for spider.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeletoncrustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
class Crustacea, Crustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
green gland - one of a pair of glands (believed to have excretory functions) in some crustaceans near the base of the large antennae
malacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceans
decapod, decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
brachyuran - typical crabs
stomatopod, stomatopod crustacean - a kind of crustacean
branchiopod, branchiopod crustacean, branchiopodan - aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding
copepod, copepod crustacean - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
mussel shrimp, ostracod, seed shrimp - tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell
barnacle, cirriped, cirripede - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
chela, nipper, pincer, claw - a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
Adj.1.crustacean - of or belonging to the class Crustacea

crustacean

Crustaceans

barnacle, crab, crayfish, crawfish, (U.S.) or (Austral. & N.Z. informal) craw, Dublin Bay prawn, freshwater shrimp, goose barnacle, gribble, hermit crab, horseshoe crab or king crab, king prawn, krill, land crab, langoustine, lobster, Norway lobster, opossum shrimp, oyster crab, prawn, robber crab, sand hopper, beach flea, or sand flea, sand shrimp, scorpion, sea spider, shrimp, soft-shell crab, spider crab, spiny lobster, rock lobster, crawfish, or langouste, water flea
Translations
حَيوانات قِشْريّـه
korýš
krebsdyrskaldyr
héjas állat
krabbadÿr
vėžiagyvis
vēžveidīga-vēžveidīgais
crustáceocrustáceos
kabuklular

crustacean

[krʌsˈteɪʃɪən] Ncrustáceo m

crustacean

[krʌˈsteɪʃən] ncrustacé m

crustacean

nSchalentier nt, → Krustazee f (spec)
adj characteristics, classder Schalentiere or Krustazeen (spec); appearancekrebsähnlich

crustacean

[krʌsˈteɪʃən] n (Zool) → crostaceo

crustacean

(kraˈsteiʃən) noun, adjective
(of) any of a group of animals, including crabs, lobsters, shrimps etc, whose bodies are covered with a hard shell.
References in classic literature ?
Captain Nemo pointed out the hideous crustacean, which a blow from the butt end of the gun knocked over, and I saw the horrible claws of the monster writhe in terrible convulsions.
A small crustacean very much resembling the lobster, but
Stuffed serpents of the most objectionable and horrid kind; giant insects from the tropics, fearsome in every detail; fishes and crustaceans covered with weird spikes; dried octopuses of great size.
In other crustaceans the transparent cones which are coated by pigment, and which properly act only by excluding lateral pencils of light, are convex at their upper ends and must act by convergence; and at their lower ends there seems to be an imperfect vitreous substance.
For the formidable-looking red crustacean found by David's ancee Diane Weinoski looks for all the world like a king crab - and they hardly ever stray from considerably icier waters.
Aquaculture market drivers like Aquaculture Industry Is Catering to the World's Demand for Seafood, Increasing Seafood Trade Propelling Feed Demand, Increasing Use of Aquafeed in Carp and Crustacean Farming and Aquaculture Industry Witnessing Significant Technological Advancement have been mentioned in this research.
For example, the brain received many arteries, a pattern that appears very much like a modern crustacean.
crustacean An animal that usually lives in the water and has a segmented body and hard exoskeleton.
Crustacean sales in the South region accounted for 14.
Other insects Rollo tested, and even their distant crustacean relatives such as pill bugs, also produce this pheromone.
Gannon's work has been published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology, and also belongs to The Crustacean Society and the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.
Researchers also found dozens of crustacean species, possibly representing more than one family of animals, that were previously unknown.