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euphausiid

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noun eu·phau·si·id \yü-ˈfȯ-zē-əd\

Definition of euphausiid

  1. :  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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