Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Barnacle

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1082

\bär-ni-kәl\ n [ME barnakille, alter. of bernake, bernekke] (15c) Any of certain crustaceans of the group cirripedia, as the goose barnacles, the stalked species which cling to ship bottoms and floating timber, and the rock barnacles, the species which attach themselves to marine rocks.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA