Definition of Crustacean

1. Noun. Any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton.




2. Adjective. Of or belonging to the class Crustacea.
Exact synonyms: Crustaceous
Partainyms: Crustacea, Crustacea
Derivative terms: Crustacea

Definition of Crustacean

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Crustacea; crustaceous.

Definition of Crustacean

1. Noun. Any arthropod of the subphylum ''Crustacea'', including lobsters, crabs, shrimp, barnacles and woodlice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crustacean

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Medical Definition of Crustacean

1. A shell-covered sea creature - for example crabs and lobsters. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crustacean

crushproof
crusht
crushworthy
crusian
crusians
crusie
crusies
crusily
crusotomy
crust
crusta
crusta inflammatoria
crusta lactea
crusta phlogistica
crustacea
crustacean (current term)
crustaceans
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crustaceologist
crustaceologists
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crustaceous
crustaceousness
crustacyanin
crustae
crustal
crustal movement
crustal plate
crustate
crustated

Literary usage of Crustacean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1899)
"363, 1857), I described several specimens of a Stalk-eyed crustacean, from the rocks of carboniferous age, to which I applied the generic name of ..."

2. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"Typical Form of the crustacean Limbs. In the two posterior pairs of Nauplius appendages, we have a •very primitive form of crustacean limb. ..."

3. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1906)
"The advent of a remarkable crustacean fauna. ... Some crustacean fragments that seem to belong to the same subclass as the ..."

4. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1855)
"New Phyllopod crustacean.—A drawing of this interesting fossil has been sent to ... The addition of anew species of crustacean to the Upper Silurian list of ..."

5. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1853)
"The little crustacean which is the subject of this paper was taken in considerable numbers in the voyage from St. Vincent to Rio Janeiro. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"Mr Page next exhibited some new crustacean Forms from the Forfar flagstones, ... that they opened up altogether new views of crustacean affinities and ..."

7. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"Mr Page next exhibited some new crustacean Forms from the Forfar flagstones, or base of the Old Red Sandstone in Scotland. ..."

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