Definition of Holostraca. Meaning of Holostraca. Synonyms of Holostraca

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Definition of Holostraca

Phyllopoda Phyl*lop"o*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a leaf + -poda.] (Zo["o]l.) 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 Cladocera.
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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