argulus

noun
ar·​gu·​lus | \ ˈärgyələs \

Definition of argulus

1 capitalized : a common genus of fish lice including forms highly destructive to goldfish and related forms
2 plural arguli\ -​ˌlī \ : a fish louse of the genus Argulus : carp louse

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History and Etymology for argulus

New Latin, from Argus, mythological being + New Latin -ulus

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“Argulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argulus. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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