Cypridina

noun

Cyp·​ri·​di·​na
ˌsiprə̇ˈdīnə,
-dēnə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Cypridina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cypridina. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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