Branchiopod Bran"chi*o*pod, n. One of the Branchiopoda. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • branchiopod — [braŋ′kē ō päd΄] n. [ BRANCHIO + POD] any of a class (Branchiopoda) of crustaceans with many pairs of flattened, leaflike limbs, as the fairy shrimps and water fleas …   English World dictionary

  • branchiopod — /brang kee euh pod /, n. 1. any crustacean of the class (or subclass) Branchiopoda, having flattened, footlike appendages that bear respiratory organs. adj. 2. Also, branchiopodous /brang kee op euh deuhs/. belonging or pertaining to the… …   Universalium

  • branchiopod — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek branchia gills + pod , pous foot more at foot Date: 1836 any of a group (Branchiopoda) of small usually freshwater crustaceans (as fairy shrimp or water fleas) with usually many pairs of setae bearing… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • branchiopod — I noun aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding • Syn: ↑branchiopod crustacean, ↑branchiopodan • Hypernyms: ↑crustacean • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • branchiopod — noun Any of the very many aquatic crustaceans of the class Branchiopoda, such as the fairy shrimps and water fleas See Also: branchiopodal, branchiopodan, branchiopodous …   Wiktionary

  • branchiopod — [ braŋkɪə(ʊ)pɒd] noun Zoology a small aquatic crustacean of the class Branchiopoda, with gills on the feet, e.g. a water flea or fairy shrimp. Origin from mod. L. Branchiopoda, from Gk brankhia gills + pous, pod foot …   English new terms dictionary

  • branchiopod — bran·chi·o·pod …   English syllables

  • branchiopod — bran•chi•o•pod [[t]ˈbræŋ ki əˌpɒd[/t]] n. 1) ivt any crustacean of the class Branchiopoda, having gill bearing appendages, as the fairy shrimp 2) ivt of or belonging to the class Branchiopoda • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL Branchiopoda. See… …   From formal English to slang

  • branchiopod — /ˈbræŋkiəpɒd/ (say brangkeeuhpod) noun any of the Branchiopoda, a group of crustaceans having branchiae or gills on the feet. {Greek branchia gills + o + pod} …   Australian English dictionary

  • branchiopod —   n. kind of crustacean with gills on feet.    ♦ branchiopodan,    ♦ branchiopodus, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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