Definition of Entomostraca

1. Noun. In some older classifications includes the Branchiopoda and Copepoda and Ostracoda and Cirripedia; no longer in technical use.

Exact synonyms: Subclass Entomostraca
Group relationships: Class Crustacea, Crustacea
Generic synonyms: Class



Definition of Entomostraca

1. n. pl. One of the subclasses of Crustacea, including a large number of species, many of them minute. The group embraces several orders; as the Phyllopoda, Ostracoda, Copepoda, and Pectostraca. See Copepoda, Phyllopoda, and Cladocera.

Medical Definition of Entomostraca

1. One of the subclasses of Crustacea, including a large number of species, many of them minute. The group embraces several orders; as the Phyllopoda, Ostracoda, Copepoda, and Pectostraca. See Copepoda, Phyllopoda, and Cladocera. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Cut in pieces + burnt clay, the hard shell of Testacea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Entomostraca

entomophagy
entomophile
entomophilic
entomophilies
entomophilous
entomophily
entomophobia
entomophobias
entomophthora
entomophthoramycosis
entomophthoramycosis basidiobolae
entomophthoramycosis conidiobolae
entomophyte
entomophytes
entomopoxvirinae
entomostraca (current term)
entomostracan
entomostracans
entomostracous
entomotomist
entomotomists
entomotomy
entonic
entoparasite
entoperipheral
entophyte
entophytes
entophytic
entopic
entopic graphomania

Literary usage of Entomostraca

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

1. The Intellectual Observer (1862)
"entomostraca* (WATER-FLEAS). BY 0. S. BRADY, MECS AMONG the many groups of minute ... And not only in fresh water do entomostraca abound; they exist, ..."

2. Reports on Zoology for 1843, 1844 by Andreas Johann Wagner, Franz Hermann Troschel, Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson, Carl Th. Ernst Siebold (1847)
"Thus the multitudinous occurrence of the almost invisible entomostraca is ... 81), in the continuation of his 'Natural History of the British entomostraca,' ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"Some of the well- preserved Silurian entomostraca found in the neighbourhood of Malvern have been already sorted out and described by us as ..."

4. Geological record (1889)
"On the Fossil entomostraca from the Purbeck Formation at Boulogne. Proe. Geol. ... Some Palaeozoic and other Bivalved entomostraca from Siberian Russia. ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1833)
"THE FIRST ORDER OF entomostraca, OR SIXTH OF THE CLASS OF CRUSTACEA. ... We shall, however, place at the head of the entomostraca, all the branchiopoda ..."

6. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"A. entomostraca. In entomostraca whose eggs are poor in yolk, the embryos often hatch at an early ontogenetic stage (as Nauplii) ; here the form of the ..."

7. Zoology: Being a Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits by William Benjamin Carpenter, William Sweetland Dallas (1867)
"We are now arrived at the fourth Section of the class,— that of entomostraca ; in which the union between the legs and respiratory organs, which we have ..."

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