Definition of Branchiura

1. Noun. Copepods with suctorial mouthparts; parasitic on fishes.

Exact synonyms: Order Branchiura
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Copepoda, Subclass Copepoda
Member holonyms: Fish Louse



Definition of Branchiura

1. n. pl. A group of Entomostraca, with suctorial mouths, including species parasitic on fishes, as the carp lice (Argulus).

Medical Definition of Branchiura

1. A group of Entomostraca, with suctorial mouths, including species parasitic on fishes, as the carp lice (Argulus). Origin: NL, fr, Gr. Gill + tail. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Branchiura

branchiomerism
branchiomotor
branchiomotor nuclei
branchiopod
branchiopod crustacean
branchiopoda
branchiopodan
branchiopodous
branchiopods
branchiostegal
branchiostegals
branchiostege
branchiosteges
branchiostegous
branchiostoma
branchiura (current term)
branchless
branchlet
branchlets
branchlike
branchline
branchlines
brancht
branchwork
branchy
brand
brand-name
brand-name drug
brand-names
brand-new

Literary usage of Branchiura

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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)
"The male does not increase in size, but, in the female, the posterior region of the body becomes very much enlarged. C. branchiura. The branchiura are ..."

2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"... and the branchiura. ... The branchiura have two compound eyes. ... Suborder: (6) branchiura KEY TO ..."

3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1896)
"Two members of the family Tubificidae were the next examples of gilled Oligochaeta made known to science ; one of these, branchiura ..."

4. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1906)
"11, W. of Ireland ; FARRAS, n. spp. 3. branchiura. [See also T. SCOTT (272).] branchiura, Notes on British spp. ; SCOURFIELD, J. Quekett Club (2) ix, p. 40. ..."

5. Lehrbuch der vergleichenden Entwicklungsgeschichte der wirbellosen Thiere by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider (1890)
"C. branchiura. Die branchiura (Argulus) werden gewöhnlich im Anschlüsse an CLAUS (No. 68) in die nähere Verwandtschaft der Copepoden gestellt. ..."

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