plural noun
Mys·​i·​dae | \ ˈmisəˌdē \

Definition of Mysidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Mysidae

New Latin, from Mysis, type genus + -idae

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“Mysidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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