Ler·​naea | \ ˌlərˈnēə \

Definition of Lernaea

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

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Other Words from Lernaea

lernaeiform \ -​ēəˌfȯrm \ or lernaeoid \ -​ēˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Lernaea

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of Lernaeus Lernaean

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“Lernaea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lernaea. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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