malacostracan Zoology

malacostracan Zoology
malacostracan Zoology [ˌmalə'kɒstrək(ə)n]
noun a crustacean of the large class Malacostraca, which includes crabs, shrimps, and lobsters, distinguished by having compound eyes that are typically on stalks.
adjective relating to malacostracans.
Origin
from mod. L. Malacostraca, from malaco- + Gk ostrakon 'shell'.

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