cirripede


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cirripede

(sîr′ə-pēd′) also

cirriped

(-pĕd′)
n.
Any of various crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia, which includes the barnacles and related organisms that attach themselves to objects or become parasitic in the adult stage.

cir′ri·pede′ adj.

cirripede

or

cirriped

any marine arthropod of the class Cirripedia, such as the barnacles and the parasite Sacculina.

cirripede