Definition of branchiopod in English:

branchiopod

noun

Zoology
  • A small aquatic crustacean of the class "Branchiopoda", such as a water flea or fairy shrimp.

    • ‘They have elongate bodies compared to most other living branchiopods, with leaf-like appendages that they use to swim belly up.’
    • ‘Freshwater bivalves, snails, and branchiopod Crustacea were common.’
    • ‘One such androdioecious branchiopod is the clam shrimp Eulimnadia texana.’
    • ‘At the same time, both genera have well-developed, multiannulate first antennae, whereas modern branchiopods have dwarfed first antennae without much of annulation or segmentation at all.’
    • ‘The two-part, hinged carapace encloses the entire body, similar to the branchiopod Conchostraca.’

Pronunciation:

branchiopod

/ˈbraNGkēəˌpäd/