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crustacean

(krŭ-stā′shən)
n.
Any of various predominantly aquatic arthropods of the subphylum (or class) Crustacea, including lobsters, crabs, shrimps, and barnacles, characteristically having a segmented body, a chitinous exoskeleton, paired jointed limbs, and two pairs of antennae.

crus·ta′cean adj.

crustacean

a member of the class Crustacea in the phylum Arthropoda. The class includes shrimps, lobsters, crabs and water fleas. Most forms are aquatic, although a few are terrestrial, living in damp places, e.g. woodlice.