Definition of Branchiopodan
1. Noun. Aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding.
Generic synonyms: Crustacean
Specialized synonyms: Daphnia, Water Flea, Fairy Shrimp, Artemia Salina, Brine Shrimp, Tadpole Shrimp
2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the subclass Branchiopoda.
Partainyms: Subclass Branchiopoda, Subclass Branchiopoda, Subclass Branchiopoda
Derivative terms: Branchiopoda
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Branchiopodan
Literary usage of Branchiopodan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"This stage is very little modified in the various branchiopodan genera. The rudiment of the dorsal shell-fold is, as a rule, still wanting, only developing ..."
2. The Causes and Course of Organic Evolution: A Study of Bioenergics by John Muirhead MacFarlane (1918)
"But in the primitive group of branchiopodan Entomostraca the dorsal shell does not appear till after the body and some of its appendages are formed. ..."