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copepod

copepod

noun co·pe·pod \ˈkō-pə-ˌpäd\

Definition of COPEPOD

:  any of a large subclass (Copepoda) of usually minute freshwater and marine crustaceans
copepod adjective

Origin of COPEPOD

ultimately from Greek kōpē oar, handle + pod-, pous foot; probably akin to Latin capere to take — more at heave, foot
First Known Use: 1836

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