noun ar·te·mia \ärˈtēmēə\

Definition of artemia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of crustaceans (order Anostraca) found in salt lakes and the brines of saltworks

  2. 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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to cast off or become cast off

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