Definition of nauplius
plural -plii \-plē-ˌī, -ˌē\
: a crustacean larva in usually the first stage after leaving the egg and with three pairs of appendages, a median eye, and little or no segmentation
Origin of nauplius
New Latin, from Latin, a shellfish, from Greek nauplios
First Known Use: 1836
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