Gammarus

noun
Gam·​ma·​rus | \ ˈgamərəs \

Definition of Gammarus

: a genus (the type of the family Gammaridae) of swimming amphipod crustaceans

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History and Etymology for Gammarus

New Latin, alteration (influenced by Late Latin gambarus, alteration of Latin cammarus) of Latin cammarus sea crab, lobster

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“Gammarus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gammarus. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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