Definition of phyllocarid in English:

phyllocarid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the subclass Phyllocarida (class Malacostraca) of crustaceans, characterized by broad, flat limbs.

noun

Zoology
  • A malacostracan crustacean of the subclass Phyllocarida.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Phyllocarida, subclass name from phyllo- + ancient Greek καρίς shrimp, prawn.

Pronunciation

phyllocarid

/ˌfɪlə(ʊ)ˈkarɪd/