Natantia

plural noun

Na·​tan·​tia
nəˈtanchə
: a suborder of Decapoda comprising crustaceans (as the shrimps, prawns, and related forms) that have the rostrum usually long, the first antenna with a stylocerite, the second antennal scale larger, and the abdomen well-developed, somewhat compressed laterally, and frequently flexed ventrally compare reptantia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of natant-, natans, present participle of natare

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“Natantia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Natantia. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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