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2 definitions found
 for Branchiura
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Branchiura \Bran"chi*u"ra\, n. pl. [NL., fr., Gr. ? gill +
     o'yra` tail.] (Zool.)
     A group of Entomostraca, with suctorial mouths, including
     species parasitic on fishes, as the carp lice ({Argulus).
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Branchiura
      n 1: copepods with suctorial mouthparts; parasitic on fishes
           [syn: Branchiura, order Branchiura]

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