Cumacea

plural noun

Cu·​ma·​cea
kyüˈmāshēə
: 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
cumacean
(ˈ)⸗¦⸗shən
adjective or noun
cumaceous
-shəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cuma, type genus (irregular from Greek kyma sprout, wave, anything swollen) + -acea

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“Cumacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cumacea. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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