Cypridina

noun
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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“Cypridina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cypridina. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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