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noun as in parasite

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Turtle-riding barnacles moved as much as 54 millimeters — a little less than the length of an adult human’s thumb — during this time.

His favorite example was a parasitic barnacle, named the Sacculina, which starts life as a segmented organism with a demarcated head.

The biocide paint tributyltin, known as TBT, protected Shell tankers from accruing algae, barnacles and mussels, but it also caused female murex mollusks to change their gender, impairing their ability to spawn.

Yet this group of arthropods also includes less-than-appetizing barnacles, woodlice, krill and plankton.

Rinse the mussels, scrape the exteriors of any that have little barnacles on them, and pull or cut off any beards.

Playing an aging superhero named Merman (with sidekick Barnacle Boy), Borgnine takes on the “champion of the deep.”

The Barnacle is always upside down in its home, and its twelve feathery legs are thrust out of the door at the top.

Those which come into contact with sea water will be treated with a barnacle-proof preparation.

Here are to be found every species known to the Eastern states, except the barnacle brant of the Atlantic.

They resemble the barnacle brant of the Atlantic (Branta barnicla) except in the shape of the head and bill.

And that is the way the old sea-barnacle spent his declining years, dying at the tropic isle on July 16th, 1732.


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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to barnacle, such as: bloodsucker, crustacean, freeloader, hanger-on, and leech.

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