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cirripedia Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun barnacles
    subclass Cirripedia.
WordNet

Cir`ri*pe"di*a noun plural
Etymology
NL., fr. L. cirrus curl + pes, pedis, foot.
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) An order of Crustacea including the barnacles. When adult, they have a calcareous shell composed of several pieces. From the opening of the shell the animal throws out a group of curved legs, looking like a delicate curl, whence the name of the group. See Anatifa.

Webster 1913


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