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Meaning of CIRRIPEDIA

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 Definition: [n]  barnacles
 
 Synonyms: subclass Cirripedia
 
 See Also: Balanidae, barnacle, cerriped, cerripede, class, class Crustacea, Crustacea, family Balanidae, family Lepadidae, Lepadidae

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cir`ri*pe"di*a\, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. cirrus curl +
pes, pedis, foot.] (Zo["o]l.)
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}.

 

 

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