Cypridina

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

Definition of Cypridina

  1. :  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

cypridinoid

\sə̇ˈpridənˌȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cypridina

New Latin, from Late Latin Cyprid- Cypris, a name for Venus + New Latin -ina — more at cypraea


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