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os·tra·cod

 (ŏs′trə-kŏd′) or os·tra·code (-kōd′)
n.
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.

[New Latin Ostracōda, subclass name, from Greek ostrakōdēs, testaceous, from ostrakon, shell; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

ostracod

(ˈɒstrəˌkɒd) or

ostracode

n
(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

seed′ shrimp`


n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ostracod - tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shellostracod - 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
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