entomostracan


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entomostracan

(ˌɛntəˈmɒstrəkən)
n
(Animals) any small crustacean of the group (formerly subclass) Entomostraca, including the branchiopods, ostracods, and copepods
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Entomostraca
[C19: from New Latin entomo- + Greek ostrakon shell; see ostracize]
ˌentoˈmostracous adj