also ostracode noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek ostrakon Date: 1865 any of a subclass (Ostracoda) of very small aquatic crustaceans that have the body enclosed in a bivalve carapace, the body segmentation obscured, the abdomen rudimentary, and only seven pairs of appendages

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  • ostracod — n. A member of the {Ostracoda}, an order of tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimplike body enclosed in a bivalve shell. Syn: seed shrimp, mussel shrimp. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ostracod — OSTRACÓD, ostracode, s.n. (La pl.) Ordin de crustacee inferioare mici, cu corpul nesegmentat, adăpostit într o cochilie bivalvă; (la sg.) animal care face parte din acest ordin. – Din fr. ostracodes. Trimis de ana zecheru, 14.05.2004. Sursa: DEX… …   Dicționar Român

  • ostracod — [äs′trə käd΄] n. [< ModL Ostracoda < Gr ostrakon: see OSTRACIZE] any of various classes (esp. Ostracoda) of small, freshwater or marine crustaceans, having a bivalve carapace that covers the entire body …   English World dictionary

  • Ostracod — Ostracoda Temporal range: Cambrian–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • ostracod — ostracodan /os treuh kohd n/, ostracodous, adj. /os treuh kod /, n. See seed shrimp. [1860 65; < NL Ostracoda name of the subclass < Gk ostrakódes, equiv. to óstrak(on) shell, tile (see OSTRACIZE) + odes ODE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ostracod — noun Any of many small crustaceans, of the class Ostracoda, that resemble shrimps enclosed in a bivalve shell …   Wiktionary

  • ostracod — [ ɒstrəkɒd] noun Zoology a minute aquatic crustacean of the class Ostracoda, which have a hinged shell from which the antennae protrude. Origin from mod. L. Ostracoda, from Gk ostrakōdēs testaceous , from ostrakon shell …   English new terms dictionary

  • ostracod — os·tra·cod …   English syllables

  • ostracod — os•tra•cod [[t]ˈɒs trəˌkɒd[/t]] n. ivt seed shrimp • Etymology: 1860–65; < NL Ostracoda name of the subclass < Gk ostrakṓdēs=óstrak(on) shell, tile (see ostracize) + ōdēs ode os tra•co′dan ˈkoʊd n adj …   From formal English to slang

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

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