Euphausiacea

plural noun Eu·phau·si·a·cea \ (ˌ)yüˌfȯzēˈāshēə \

Definition of Euphausiacea

:an order of small commonly luminescent malacostracan crustaceans (division Eucarida) related to the Decapoda, resembling shrimps, and in some areas forming an important element of marine plankton

euphausid

\(ˈ)yü¦fȯzə̇d\ adjective or noun

euphausiid

\-zēə̇d\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of euphausiacea

New Latin, from Euphausia, included genus (perhaps from eu- + Greek pha- —from phainein to show—+ ousia substance) + -acea


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