plural noun

: a family of small crustaceans (order Mysidacea) that resemble shrimps, have stalked eyes and 6 pairs of leglike appendages each bearing an exopodite, occur in both fresh and salt water, and form an important food supply of valuable fishes and whales

Word History


New Latin, from Mysis, type genus + -idae

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“Mysidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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