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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.]
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(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
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Crustacea
[C19: from New Latin crūstāceus hard-shelled, from Latin crūsta shell, crust]
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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.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||crustacean - 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
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
|Adj.||1.||crustacean - of or belonging to the class Crustacea|
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Crustaceansbarnacle, 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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
crustacean[krʌsˈteɪʃɪən] N → crustáceo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
crustacean[krʌˈsteɪʃən] n → crustacé m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Schalentier nt, → Krustazee f (spec)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
crustacean[krʌsˈteɪʃən] n (Zool) → crostaceo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
crustacean(kraˈsteiʃən) noun, adjective
(of) any of a group of animals, including crabs, lobsters, shrimps etc, whose bodies are covered with a hard shell. skaaldier, krustasee حَيوانات قِشْريّـه ракообразно животно crustáceo korýš(ovitý) Krustentiere krebsdyr; skaldyr οστρακόδερμοcrustáceo koorikloom سخت پوست äyriäinen crustacé חַי מִמַחלֶקֶת הַסַרטָנִים पर्पटीय korepnjaci, raci héjas állat krustasea krabbadÿr crostaceo 甲殻類 갑각류 동물 vėžiagyvis vēžveidīgais; vēžveidīga- krustasia schaaldierskalldyrskorupiak سخت پوست crustáceo crustaceu ракообразные kôrovec lupinar ljuskar kräftdjur, skaldjur สัตว์น้ำที่มีเปลือกแข็ง kabuklular 甲殼綱動物 ракоподібний خول دار جانور loài giáp xác 甲壳纲的动物
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