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Meaning of cladoceran

cla•doc•er•an

Pronunciation: (klu-dos'ur-un), [key]
— n.
  1. any or several small, transparent crustaceans of the order Cladocera, having the body covered by a bivalve shell from which the head and antennae extend.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Cladocera.
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