Branchiura

plural noun
Bran·​chi·​ura | \ ˌbraŋkēˈ(y)u̇rə \

Definition of Branchiura

: an order of Copepoda comprising copepods that have suctorial mouthparts and are parasitic on fish — compare eucopepoda

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Other Words from Branchiura

branchiuran \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗rən \ adjective or noun
branchiurous \ -​rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Branchiura

New Latin, from branchi- + -ura

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“Branchiura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Branchiura. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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