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Related to cladoceran: water fleas
See water flea.
[From New Latin Cladocera, order name : Greek klados, branch + Greek keras, horn (in reference to the pair of large, branched antennae characteristic of cladocerans ); see ker- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Animals) any minute freshwater crustacean of the order Cladocera, which includes the water fleas
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Cladocera
[C19: from New Latin Cladocera, from Greek klados shoot + keras horn]
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any tiny freshwater branchiopod crustacean of the order Cladocera, as the daphnia.
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