Definition of Branchiopoda

1. Noun. Primitive aquatic mainly freshwater crustaceans: fairy shrimps; brine shrimps; tadpole shrimps; can shrimps; water fleas.

Exact synonyms: Subclass Branchiopoda
Group relationships: Class Crustacea, Crustacea
Member holonyms: Genus Daphnia, Anostraca, Order Anostraca, Notostraca, Order Notostraca, Genus Triops, Triops
Generic synonyms: Class
Derivative terms: Branchiopodous



Definition of Branchiopoda

1. n. pl. An order of Entomostraca; -- so named from the feet of branchiopods having been supposed to perform the function of gills. It includes the fresh-water genera Branchipus, Apus, and Limnadia, and the genus Artemia found in salt lakes. It is also called Phyllopoda. See Phyllopoda, Cladocera. It is sometimes used in a broader sense.

Medical Definition of Branchiopoda

1. An order of Entomostraca; so named from the feet of branchiopods having been supposed to perform the function of gills. It includes the fresh water genera Branchipus, Apus, and Limnadia, and the genus Artemia found in salt lakes. It is also called Phyllopoda. See Phyllopoda, Cladocera. It is sometimes used in a broader sense. Origin: Gr. Gill + -poda: cf. F. Branchiopode. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Branchiopoda

branching ratio
branchings
branchio-
branchio-oto-renal syndrome
branchiogastropoda
branchiogenic
branchioma
branchiomere
branchiomeric
branchiomeric muscles
branchiomerism
branchiomotor
branchiomotor nuclei
branchiopod
branchiopod crustacean
branchiopoda (current term)
branchiopodan
branchiopodous
branchiopods
branchiostegal
branchiostegals
branchiostege
branchiosteges
branchiostegous
branchiostoma
branchiura
branchless
branchlet
branchlets
branchlike

Literary usage of Branchiopoda

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1. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"Order I. branchiopoda. The branchiopoda are relatively large with numerous segments, leaf-like appendages, long, chambered heart, and lack swimming antenna. ..."

2. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by E├║gen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"Many very primitive features have been retained in the condition of the body among the numerous forms of the branchiopoda. As such we may assume the ..."

3. A Monograph of the British Fossil Crustacea, Belonging to the Order Merostomata by Henry Woodward (1878)
"... and referred it to the class CRUSTACEA, and to the order branchiopoda. FIG. 40. ... branchiopoda."

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