HyperDic: water_flea

English > 2 senses of the expression water flea:
NOUNanimalwater flea, cyclopsminute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming / swimming
animalwater flea, daphniaminute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell
English > water flea: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningminute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming / swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms.
Synonymcyclops
Member ofgenus Cyclopscopepod water fleas
Broadercopepod, copepod crustaceanminute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax
Catalanciclop
English > water flea: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaningminute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell; moves about like a flea by means of hairy branched antennae.
Synonymdaphnia
Member ofgenus Daphniawater fleas
Broaderbranchiopod crustacean, branchiopod, branchiopodanaquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding
Spanishdafnia, daphnia
Catalandàfnia

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