seed shrimp
Ostracoda Os*trac"o*da, prop. n. pl. (Zo["o]l.) An order of Entomostraca possessing shrimplike bodies enclosed in hard bivalve shells; called also {seed shrimp} and {mussel shrimp}. They were formerly referred to as {Ostracoidea}. They are of small size, and swim freely about; many are less than 1 mm in length. Microfossils of certain extinct orders have been found extending back to the Cambrian age. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • seed shrimp — seed′ shrimp n. ivt any of numerous tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Ostracoda, having a shrimplike body enclosed in a hinged bivalve shell Also called ostracod …   From formal English to slang

  • seed shrimp — n. OSTRACOD …   English World dictionary

  • seed shrimp — noun tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp like body enclosed in a bivalve shell • Syn: ↑mussel shrimp, ↑ostracod • Hypernyms: ↑crustacean • Member Holonyms: ↑Ostracoda, ↑subclass Ostracoda * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • seed shrimp — any of numerous tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Ostracoda, having a shrimplike body enclosed in a hinged bivalve shell. Also called mussel shrimp, ostracod. * * * …   Universalium

  • Shrimp (disambiguation) — Shrimp can refer to:* Shrimp, a crustacean of order Decapoda within class Malacostraca, and widespread foodstuff * Mantis shrimp, a crustacean of order Stomatopoda within class Malacostraca * Opossum shrimp, crustaceans comprising orders… …   Wikipedia

  • mussel shrimp — ▪ crustacean also called  seed shrimp , or  ostracod        any of a widely distributed group of crustaceans belonging to the subclass Ostracoda (class Crustacea) that resemble mussels in that the body is enclosed within a bivalved (two valved)… …   Universalium

  • mussel shrimp — Ostracoda Os*trac o*da, prop. n. pl. (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Entomostraca possessing shrimplike bodies enclosed in hard bivalve shells; called also {seed shrimp} and {mussel shrimp}. They were formerly referred to as {Ostracoidea}. They are of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mussel shrimp — noun tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp like body enclosed in a bivalve shell • Syn: ↑seed shrimp, ↑ostracod • Hypernyms: ↑crustacean • Member Holonyms: ↑Ostracoda, ↑subclass Ostracoda …   Useful english dictionary

  • mussel shrimp. — See seed shrimp. * * * …   Universalium

  • mussel shrimp. — See seed shrimp …   Useful english dictionary

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