Ocyr·​oe | \ ōˈsirəwē \

Definition of Ocyroe

: a genus (coextensive with the family Ocyroidae) of ctenophores of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean sea that swim by means of a large winglike process on each side of the body

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History and Etymology for Ocyroe

New Latin, from Greek ōkyroēs swift-flowing, from ōkys swift + -roēs (akin to rhein to flow)

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“Ocyroe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ocyroe. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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