Definition of Cirripedia in English:

Cirripedia

plural noun

Zoology
  • A class of crustaceans that comprises the barnacles.

    • ‘Rhizocephala belong to the group Cirripedia and are endoparasites on decapods (shrimps and crabs).’
    • ‘As a result, the debate bears on the following points: whether or not the Ascothoracica to be included within the Cirripedia and whether or not the Rhizocephala belong to the Cirripedia.’
    • ‘Most Cirripedia do not contain an oxygen transport protein.’
    • ‘On the whole the maxillopodan groups Ostracoda and Cirripedia and the Malacostraca have left the most significant fossil records.’
    • ‘This interest in marine invertebrates was to be a life long obsession, climaxing in his massive four-volume contribution to the comparative anatomy and systematics of fossil and living Cirripedia or ‘barnacles’.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Latin cirrus ‘a curl’ (because of the form of the legs) + pes, ped- ‘foot’.

Pronunciation

Cirripedia

/-ˈpedēə/