al·​i·​ma | \ ˈaləmə \
plural -s

Definition of alima

: the newly hatched larva of certain stomatopod crustaceans

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First Known Use of alima

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alima

New Latin, from Alima, in older classifications a genus of crustaceans, irregular from Greek halimos of the sea, from hals sea

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“Alima.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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