Crustacean
Crustacean Crus*ta"cean (kr?s-t?"shan; 97), a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Crustacea; crustaceous. -- n. An animal belonging to the class Crustacea. [1913 Webster]

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  • crustacean — 1835, from Mod.L. CRUSTACEA (Cf. Crustacea) the class name (q.v.). As an adj., 1858 (earlier was crustaceous, 1640s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • crustacean — ► NOUN ▪ an aquatic arthropod of a large group including crabs, lobsters, shrimps, woodlice, and barnacles. ORIGIN Latin, from crusta rind, shell, crust …   English terms dictionary

  • crustacean — [krus tā′shən] n. [ModL Crustacea < crustaceus, having a crust or shell < L crusta, CRUST] any of a subphylum (Crustacea) of arthropods, including shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and lobsters, that usually live in the water and breathe through… …   English World dictionary

  • crustacean — /kru stay sheuhn/, n. 1. any chiefly aquatic arthropod of the class Crustacea, typically having the body covered with a hard shell or crust, including the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and wood lice. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the… …   Universalium

  • Crustacean — Crustacea Temporal range: 511–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • crustacean — UK [krʌˈsteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms crustacean : singular crustacean plural crustaceans biology a sea animal such as a crab or a lobster with a hard shell and several pairs of legs …   English dictionary

  • crustacean — /krʌsˈteɪʃən / (say krus tayshuhn) adjective 1. belonging to the Crustacea, a phylum of (chiefly aquatic) arthropod animals, including the lobsters, prawns, crabs, barnacles, slaters, etc., commonly having the body covered with a hard exoskeleton …   Australian English dictionary

  • crustacean — noun Date: 1835 any of a large class (Crustacea) of mostly aquatic mandibulate arthropods that have a chitinous or calcareous and chitinous exoskeleton, a pair of often much modified appendages on each segment, and two pairs of antennae and that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crustacean — crus|ta|cean [krʌˈsteıʃən] n technical [Date: 1800 1900; : Modern Latin; Origin: crustaceus, from Latin crusta; CRUST] an animal such as a ↑lobster or a ↑crab that has a hard outer shell and several pairs of legs, and usually lives in water… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crustacean — [[t]krʌste͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] crustaceans N COUNT A crustacean is an animal with a hard shell and several pairs of legs, which usually lives in water. Crabs, lobsters, and shrimps are crustaceans …   English dictionary

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