Tanaidacea

plural noun
Tan·a·ida·cea | \ˌtanēəˈdāshēə\

Definition of Tanaidacea 

: a small order of malacostracan crustaceans (division Peracarida) often included in the Isopoda and intermediate in character between that order and the Cumacea

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Tanaidacea

New Latin, from Tanaid-, Tanais, genus of crustaceans (from Latin Tanais the river Don, from Greek Tanaïs) + -acea

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Tanaidacea

Share Tanaidacea

Dictionary Entries near Tanaidacea

tanager

Tanagra

Tanagridae

Tanaidacea

tanaim

Tanaina

Tanaka

Statistics for Tanaidacea

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Tanaidacea

What made you want to look up Tanaidacea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!