euphausiid


eu·phau·si·id

noun \yü-ˈf-zē-əd\

Definition of EUPHAUSIID

:  any of an order (Euphausiacea) of small usually luminescent malacostracan crustaceans that resemble shrimps and in some areas form an important element in marine plankton
euphausiid adjective

Origin of EUPHAUSIID

New Latin Euphausia, genus of crustaceans
First Known Use: 1885

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