Lernaea

noun Ler·naea \ˌlərˈnēə\

Definition of Lernaea

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Lernaeidae) of copepod crustaceans that in some stages are parasitic usually externally on fishes

lernaeiform

\-ēəˌfȯrm\ or

lernaeoid

\-ēˌȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lernaea

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of Lernaeus Lernaean


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