Calanus

noun
Cal·​a·​nus | \ ˈkalənəs \

Definition of Calanus

: a genus (the type of the family Calanidae) of reddish marine copepods widely distributed in northern seas where they are a major food for herring, mackerel, and the bowhead

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History and Etymology for Calanus

New Latin, after Calanus (Kalanos) †about 325 b.c. Indian Brahman

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“Calanus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calanus. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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