entomostracan

entomostracan
entomostracan [en΄təmäs′trə kən]
n.
< ModL < entomo- (see ENTOMO-) + Gr ostrakon, a shell (see OSTRACIZE) + -AN
any of a large variety of small crustaceans, as the copepods, barnacles, etc., formerly constituting a subclass (Entomostraca)

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en·to·mos·tra·can (ĕn'tə-mŏsʹtrə-kən) n.
Any of various small crustaceans formerly constituting the subclass Entomostraca.
  [From New Latin Entomostraca, former subclass name : entomo- + Greek ostraka, pl. of ostrakon, shell; see ostracod.]

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