Phyllopoda

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Phyllopoda (Zoöl) An order of Entomostraca including a large number of species, most of which live in fresh water. They have flattened or leaflike legs, often very numerous, which they use in swimming. Called also Branchiopoda .☞ In some, the body is covered with a bivalve shell (Holostraca); in others, as Apus, by a shield-shaped carapace (Monostraca); in others, like Artemia, there is no carapace, and the body is regularly segmented. Sometimes the group is made to include also the Cladocera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phyllopoda An order of entomostracous crustaceans, the leaf-footed crustaceans, sometimes forming (with Ostracopoda and Cladocera) a suborder of Branchiopoda. In Latreille's classification the phyllopods were a section of his branchiopods, corresponding to the modern order of Phyllopoda, and divided into
    • n phyllopoda In conchology, in J. E. Gray's classification (1821), one of several orders of Conchophora, containing dimyarian bivalve mollusks having the foot lamellar or elongate.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a leaf + -poda,

Usage

In literature:

Their lateral, compound, feebly movable eyes agree with those of the Phyllopoda.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
In some male Phyllopoda they form complex "claspers" for holding the female.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
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