Phyllopod

Phyl"lo*pod

(?), n. (Zol.) One of the Phyllopoda. [Also used adjectively.]
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Phyl*lop"o*da

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a leaf + -poda.] (Zol.) 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.
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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.
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