Definition of Cumacea
: an order of small sessile-eyed malacostracan marine crustaceans (division Peracarida) having a carapace formed by fusion of the first three or four thoracic segments with the head
cumaceanadjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of cumacea
New Latin, from Cuma, type genus (irregular from Greek kyma sprout, wave, anything swollen) + -acea
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