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 (sîr′ə-pēd′) also cir·ri·ped (-pĕd′)
Any of various crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia, which includes the barnacles and related organisms that attach themselves to objects or become parasitic in the adult stage.

[From New Latin Cirripedia, order name : cirr(us) + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped.]

cir′ri·pede′ adj.
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(ˈsɪrɪˌpiːd) ,




(Animals) any marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, including the barnacles, the adults of which are sessile or parasitic
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Cirripedia
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cirripede - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendagescirripede - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
acorn barnacle, Balanus balanoides, rock barnacle - barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones
goose barnacle, gooseneck barnacle, Lepas fascicularis - stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers
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References in classic literature ?
Cirripedes long appeared to me to present a case of very great difficulty under this point of view; but I have been enabled, by a fortunate chance, elsewhere to prove that two individuals, though both are self-fertilising hermaphrodites, do sometimes cross.
Deutsch, "Cirripede phylogeny using a novel approach: molecular morphometrics," Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol.
This introduces the question of whether structural diversity of the cypris antennule is correlated with the diversity of habitats and substrata used in settlement by cirripede species.
The stalked barnacle Pollicipes pollicipes (Gmelin, 1789), is a strictly littoral and essentially intertidal pedunculate cirripede that lives by forming dense aggregates or clumps on exposed rocky shores and cliffs associated with a high degree of hydrodynamism (Barnes 1996).
This study used morphometric analyses to compare the structure of the third antennular segment, also called the attachment organ, in cyprid larvae from cirripede species representing a diverse set of taxonomic groups.
It is generally considered that the apparent species richness of the water of the Antarctic can be shown only in some groups, such as amphipods or polychaetes, while in other groups, such as sponges, bryozoans, bivalves, gastropods, and isopods, diversity is lower, and some groups are almost absent, such as decapod and cirripede crustaceans.
Horizontal and vertical distribution of cirripede cyprid larvae in an upwelling system off the Portuguese coast.
A comparative study of the closure responses of some cirripede species exposed to falling seawater concentrations.
A new cirripede parasite--Rhizolepas annelidicola nov.