Definition of artemia
1 capitalized : a genus of crustaceans (order Anostraca) found in salt lakes and the brines of saltworks
2 plural -s : any crustacean of the genus Artemia : brine shrimp
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Origin and Etymology of artemia
New Latin, irregular from Artemis, Greek goddess of forests and hills (from Latin, from Greek) + New Latin -ia
First Known Use: 1835
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