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CRUSTACEAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crustacean mean? 

CRUSTACEAN (noun)
  The noun CRUSTACEAN has 1 sense:

1. any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton

  Familiarity information: CRUSTACEAN used as a noun is very rare.


CRUSTACEAN (adjective)
  The adjective CRUSTACEAN has 1 sense:

1. of or belonging to the class Crustacea

  Familiarity information: CRUSTACEAN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRUSTACEAN (noun)


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Meaning:

Any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("crustacean" is a kind of...):

arthropod (invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin)

Meronyms (parts of "crustacean"):

green gland (one of a pair of glands (believed to have excretory functions) in some crustaceans near the base of the large antennae)

chela; claw; nipper; pincer (a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crustacean"):

malacostracan crustacean (a major subclass of crustaceans)

decapod; decapod crustacean (crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax)

brachyuran (typical crabs)

stomatopod; stomatopod crustacean (a kind of crustacean)

branchiopod; branchiopod crustacean; branchiopodan (aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding)

copepod; copepod crustacean (minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish)

mussel shrimp; ostracod; seed shrimp (tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell)

barnacle; cerriped; cerripede (marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces)

Holonyms ("crustacean" is a member of...):

class Crustacea; Crustacea (class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas)


CRUSTACEAN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or belonging to the class Crustacea

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

crustacean; crustaceous

Pertainym:

Crustacea (class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas)


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