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Definition of Holostraca
HolostracaPhyllopoda Phyl*lop"o*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a leaf +
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.
Note: 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
Holostraca Ho*los"tra*ca, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "o`los whole +
? shell of a testacean.] (Zo["o]l.)
A division of phyllopod Crustacea, including those that are
entirely covered by a bivalve shell.
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