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daphnia

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noun daph·nia \ˈdaf-nē-ə\

Definition of daphnia

  1. :  any of a genus (Daphnia) of minute freshwater branchiopod crustaceans with biramous antennae used as locomotor organs — compare water flea



Origin of daphnia

New Latin, genus name


First Known Use: 1847


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