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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A large class of shelled, mostly water-dwelling animals with segmented limbs.

Usage examples (35)
  • The lobster is a popular crustacean found in Maine.
  • Cymothoa exigua, a crustacean, is the only known parasite that effectively replaces a body organ.
  • The independence of a living thing like a human being or a crustacean is a product of the imagination.
  • These are clearly still just a kind of crustacean! for more
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