Cirolana

noun

Cir·​o·​lana
ˌsirəˈlanə,
-lä-,
-lā-
: a widely distributed genus (the type of the family Cirolanidae) of small more or less ovate gregarious marine isopods with setose palps and maxillipeds that are sometimes pests at bathing beaches because of their vicious biting

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, coined about 1818 by William E. Leach †1836 British naturalist

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“Cirolana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cirolana. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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