Definition of Ostracod

1. Noun. Tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell.

Exact synonyms: Mussel Shrimp, Seed Shrimp
Generic synonyms: Crustacean
Group relationships: Ostracoda, Subclass Ostracoda



Definition of Ostracod

1. Noun. Any of many small crustaceans, of the class ''Ostracoda'', that resemble shrimps enclosed in a bivalve shell ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ostracod

1. a minute freshwater crustacean [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostracod

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ostracised
ostracises
ostracising
ostracism
ostracisms
ostracite
ostracites
ostracizable
ostracization
ostracizations
ostracize
ostracized
ostracizes
ostracizing
ostracod (current term)
ostracoda
ostracode
ostracoderm
ostracodermi
ostracoderms
ostracodes
ostracods
ostracoid
ostracoidea
ostracoids
ostracon
ostracum
ostraka
ostrakon

Literary usage of Ostracod

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"This material was kindly turned over to me for study. Among other noteworthy things is an ostracod of the genus ..."

2. Variation in Animals and Plants by Horace Middleton Vernon (1903)
"... probably non-existent—Parthenogenesis in an ostracod and in Daphnia— Does sexual reproduction induce variability?—Relation of variability of individual ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1885)
"... and ostracod shells, also many Echinoderm fragments. This deposit was exceedingly rich in Foraminifera, especially in the arenaceous type, ..."

4. Variations in Animals and Plants by Horace Middleton Vernon (1902)
"... probably non-existent—Parthenogenesis in an ostracod and in Daphnia— Does sexual reproduction induce variability?—Relation of variability of individual ..."

5. The Journal of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1906)
"In such pieces of wood dredged in the Clyde, the Firth of Forth, and elsewhere I have obtained the somewhat rare ostracod ..."

6. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1907)
"I observed one not a day old deftly catch a small ostracod that happened to swim ... The ostracod tightly closed the valves of its shell, but the Ranatra ..."

7. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1903)
"This limestone appears to be mainly made of the crowded 'ast.-s of a small ostracod crustacean ... ostracod crustaceans, chiefly the ..."

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