plural noun

: a suborder of Isopoda comprising isopods (such as those of the family Bopyridae) of which the enlarged and modified females are parasites on other crustaceans while the minute males usually live attached to the females

Word History


New Latin, from epi- + -caridea (from Greek karid-, karis shrimp)

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“Epicaridea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epicaridea. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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