Definition of Malacostracan crustacean
1. Noun. A major subclass of crustaceans.
Group relationships: Malacostraca, Subclass Malacostraca
Specialized synonyms: Krill, Opossum Shrimp, Isopod, Amphipod
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malacostracan Crustacean
Literary usage of Malacostracan crustacean
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1. A Course in Invertebrate Zoölogy: A Guide to the Dissection and Comparative by Henry Sherring Pratt (1915)
"Green gland : the kidney of a malacostracan crustacean, 30. Haemal: pertaining to the blood system. Head: the anterior body-division of the higher animals. ..."