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os·tra·cod(ŏs′trə-kŏd′) or os·tra·code (-kōd′)
Any of numerous small chiefly aquatic crustaceans of the class Ostracoda, having a bivalve carapace and including many extinct species that are commonly found as fossils.
(Zoology) any minute crustacean of the mainly freshwater subclass Ostracoda, in which the body is enclosed in a transparent two-valved carapace
[C19: via New Latin from Greek ostrakōdēs having a shell, from ostrakon shell]
ostracodan, ˌostraˈcodous adj
any of numerous tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Ostracoda, having a shrimplike body enclosed in a hinged bivalve shell. Also called ostracod.
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|Noun||1.||ostracod - tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell|
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton