Cyp·ri·di·na | \ ˌsiprə̇ˈdīnə , -dēnə \

Definition of Cypridina 

: a genus (the type of the family Cypridinidae) of commonly bioluminescent marine crustaceans (subclass Ostracoda) having three eyes and a deep anterior notch in the shell

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Other words from Cypridina

cypridinoid \sə̇ˈpridᵊnˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Cypridina

New Latin, from Late Latin Cyprid- Cypris, a name for Venus + New Latin -ina

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