plural noun

: an extensive group of crustaceans having the thoracic segments covered by and fused with a carapace and the eyes on movable stalks and constituting the orders Euphausiacea and Decapoda of the subclass Malacostraca

Word History


New Latin, from eu- + -carida (from Latin carid-, caris, a kind of sea crab)

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“Eucarida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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