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Entomostraca
Entomostraca En`to*mos"tra*ca, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? cut in pieces + ? burnt clay, the hard shell of Testacea.] (Zo["o]l.) 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.
Entomostracan
Entomostracan En`to*mos"tra*can, a. (Zo["o]l.) Relating to the Entomostraca. -- n. One of the Entomostraca.
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
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.
Malacostraca
Malacostraca Mal`a*cos"tra*ca, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? soft + ? shell of a testacean.] (Zo["o]l.) A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca.
Malacostracan
Malacostracan Mal`a*cos"tra*can, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Malacostraca.
Monostraca
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.
Pectostraca
Pectostraca Pec*tos"tra*ca, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? fixed + ? shell of a testacean.] (Zo["o]l.) A degenerate order of Crustacea, including the Rhizocephala and Cirripedia.
Periostraca
Periostracum Per`i*os"tra*cum, n.; pl. Periostraca. [NL., fr. Gr. ? around + ? shell of a testacean.] (Zo["o]l.) A chitinous membrane covering the exterior of many shells; -- called also epidermis.
Proostraca
Proostracum Pro*["o]s"tra*cum, n.; pl. Pro["o]straca. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ? shell of a testacean.] (Zo["o]l.) The anterior prolongation of the guard of the phragmocone of belemnites and allied fossil cephalopods, whether horny or calcareous. See Illust. of Phragmocone.
Thoracostraca
Thoracostraca Tho`ra*cos"tra*ca, n. pl. [NL. See Thorax, and Ostracoid, a.] (Zo["o]l.) An extensive division of Crustacea, having a dorsal shield or carapec? ??niting all, or nearly all, of the thoracic somites to the head. It includes the crabs, lobsters, shrimps, and similar species.

Meaning of Ostraca from wikipedia

- other earthenware vessel. In an archaeological or epigraphical context, ostraca refer to sherds or even small pieces of stone that have writing scratched...
- The Samaria Ostraca are 102 ostraca found in 1910 in excavations in Sebastia, Nablus (ancient Samaria) led by George Andrew Reisner of the Harvard Semitic...
- The Medical Ostraca of Deir el-Medina are a collection of ostraca containing notes of medical importance. These ostraca were written in the New Kingdom...
- Inscription, Amman Citadel Inscription, Tell Siren Bottle, Heshbon Ostraca, and Tell el-Mazer Ostraca. According to Glottolog, referencing Huehnergard & Rubin (2011)...
- Letters or Lachish Ostraca, sometimes called Hoshaiah Letters, are a series of letters written in carbon ink in Ancient Hebrew on clay ostraca. The letters...
- his execution was p****ed to the Workmen of Deir el-Medina in Ostraca IFAO 1254. This ostraca was translated and published in 2000 by Pierre Grandet in a...
- the most significant artifacts unearthed at Tel Arad are 91 ostraca, known as the Arad ostraca, written in Palaeo-Hebrew script, referring to the citadel...
- Satirical ostraca are a category of ostraca, (singular: an ostracon), that represent the real world in unrealistic, impossible situations–a satire. The...
- Ostraca from 482 BC...
- Sabbath Sacrifice. In the area in front of the Northern Palace, 11 small ostraca were recovered, each bearing a single name. One reads "ben Ya'ir" and could...
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