Lernaea

noun

Ler·​naea
ˌlərˈnēə
: a genus (the type of the family Lernaeidae) of copepod crustaceans that in some stages are parasitic usually externally on fishes
lernaeiform
-ēəˌfȯrm
adjective
or lernaeoid
-ēˌȯid

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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