noun \ˈdaf-nē-ə\

Definition of DAPHNIA

:  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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