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crus·ta·cean

 (krŭ-stā′shən)
n.
Any of various predominantly aquatic arthropods of the subphylum (or class) Crustacea, including lobsters, crabs, shrimps, and barnacles, characteristically having a segmented body, a chitinous exoskeleton, paired jointed limbs, and two pairs of antennae.

[From New Latin Crūstācea, class name, neuter pl. of crūstāceus, hard-shelled, from Latin crusta, shell; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]

crus·ta′cean adj.

crustacean

(krʌˈsteɪʃən)
n
(Animals) any arthropod of the mainly aquatic class Crustacea, typically having a carapace hardened with lime and including the lobsters, crabs, shrimps, woodlice, barnacles, copepods, and water fleas
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Crustacea
[C19: from New Latin crūstāceus hard-shelled, from Latin crūsta shell, crust]

crus•ta•cean

(krʌˈsteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. any chiefly aquatic arthropod of the class Crustacea, typically having the body covered with a hard shell, including lobsters, shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and wood lice.
adj.
2. belonging or pertaining to the Crustacea.
[1825–35; < New Latin Crustace(a) (see crust, -acea) + -an1]

crus·ta·cean

(krŭ-stā′shən)
Any of various arthropods that live mostly in water and have a hard shell, a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Crustaceans include crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and barnacles.
insect, spider, crustacean - One major difference between insects, spiders, and crustaceans is the antennae; most insects have one pair, spiders have none, and crustaceans have two pairs.
See also related terms for spider.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeletoncrustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
class Crustacea, Crustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
green gland - one of a pair of glands (believed to have excretory functions) in some crustaceans near the base of the large antennae
malacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceans
decapod, decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
brachyuran - typical crabs
stomatopod, stomatopod crustacean - a kind of crustacean
branchiopod, branchiopod crustacean, branchiopodan - aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding
copepod, copepod crustacean - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
mussel shrimp, ostracod, seed shrimp - tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell
barnacle, cirriped, cirripede - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
chela, nipper, pincer, claw - a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
Adj.1.crustacean - of or belonging to the class Crustacea

crustacean

Crustaceans

barnacle, crab, crayfish, crawfish, (U.S.) or (Austral. & N.Z. informal) craw, Dublin Bay prawn, freshwater shrimp, goose barnacle, gribble, hermit crab, horseshoe crab or king crab, king prawn, krill, land crab, langoustine, lobster, Norway lobster, opossum shrimp, oyster crab, prawn, robber crab, sand hopper, beach flea, or sand flea, sand shrimp, scorpion, sea spider, shrimp, soft-shell crab, spider crab, spiny lobster, rock lobster, crawfish, or langouste, water flea
Translations
حَيوانات قِشْريّـه
korýš
krebsdyrskaldyr
héjas állat
krabbadÿr
vėžiagyvis
vēžveidīga-vēžveidīgais
crustáceocrustáceos
kabuklular

crustacean

[krʌsˈteɪʃɪən] Ncrustáceo m

crustacean

[krʌˈsteɪʃən] ncrustacé m

crustacean

nSchalentier nt, → Krustazee f (spec)
adj characteristics, classder Schalentiere or Krustazeen (spec); appearancekrebsähnlich

crustacean

[krʌsˈteɪʃən] n (Zool) → crostaceo

crustacean

(kraˈsteiʃən) noun, adjective
(of) any of a group of animals, including crabs, lobsters, shrimps etc, whose bodies are covered with a hard shell.
References in classic literature ?
Captain Nemo pointed out the hideous crustacean, which a blow from the butt end of the gun knocked over, and I saw the horrible claws of the monster writhe in terrible convulsions.
A small crustacean very much resembling the lobster, but less indigestible.
In certain crustaceans, for instance, there is a double cornea, the inner one divided into facets, within each of which there is a lens-shaped swelling.
Stuffed serpents of the most objectionable and horrid kind; giant insects from the tropics, fearsome in every detail; fishes and crustaceans covered with weird spikes; dried octopuses of great size.
The ban on fishing in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Bay of Bengal will continue till July 23, aiming to preserve and ensure smooth breeding of sea fish and crustacean, reports BSS.
The winners included Nigel Motyer for Best Photograph of a Crustacean for 'Oldest Lobster In The Bay' and Best Photograph of a Sponge for 'Sunlit Jelly', and Andrew Keegan for Best Photograph of Spotted In Dublin Bay for 'BYOB Dalkey Sound'.
santolla is relatively new compared to other crustacean species, and therefore requires research studies focused on nutrition and feeding aspects.
The discovery of crustacean remains in the droppings, described in Scientific Reports, reveals that large herbivorous dinosaurs such as hadrosaurs may have had far more complex eating habits than we usually give them credit for.
* Veterinarians need to have full information and more knowledge about crustacean parasites,
Fisheries Development Board (FDB) has dismissed the impression that the local farm shrimps had grown white spot disease, fearing the reports on crustacean export ban by Saudi Arabia would hurt the country seafood production and trade, source told Research analyst-PAGE.
The details have been enshrined in legislation designed to simplify the management of the Welsh crustacean fishery.
2002), and aquatic hypoxia (Depledge & Bjerregaard 1989) have also been reported to affect crustacean serum protein concentrations.