Ephippial E*phip"pi*al, a. Saddle-shaped; occupying an ephippium. --Dana. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • ephippium — n.; pl. ephippia [L. ephippium, saddle] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) Exuvia of some female cladocerans with one to several eggs enclosed, capable of withstanding dessication; a vehicle of dispersal; ephippial adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • e|phip|pi|al — «eh FIHP ee uhl», adjective. having to do with the ephippium: »There are also fertilized, so called, ephippial eggs which contain no haemoglobin (H. Munro Fox) …   Useful english dictionary

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