HyperDic: copepoda

English > 1 sense of the word Copepoda:
NOUNanimalCopepoda, subclass Copepodaminute planktonic or parasitic crustaceans
English > Copepoda: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningminute planktonic or parasitic crustaceans.
Synonymsubclass Copepoda
Member ofCrustacea, class CrustaceaClass of mandibulate arthropods including
MembersBranchiura, order Branchiuracopepods with suctorial mouthparts
copepod, copepod crustaceanminute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax
genus Cyclopscopepod water fleas
Broaderclass(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

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