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|Noun||1.||branchiopodan - aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding|
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
daphnia, water flea - minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell; moves about like a flea by means of hairy branched antennae
fairy shrimp - small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with many appendages; swims on its back
tadpole shrimp - a kind of branchiopod crustacean
|Adj.||1.||branchiopodan - of or relating to or characteristic of the subclass Branchiopoda|