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

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History and Etymology for Tanaidacea

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

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“Tanaidacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tanaidacea. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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