Branchiura

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

Definition of Branchiura

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

branchiuran

adjective or noun

branchiurous

\-rəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of branchiura

New Latin, from branchi- + -ura


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