Eucarida

plural noun
Eu·​carida | \ (¦)yü+ \

Definition of Eucarida

: 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

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History and Etymology for Eucarida

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

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“Eucarida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eucarida. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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