artemia

noun
ar·​te·​mia | \ ärˈtēmēə \

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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First Known Use of artemia

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for artemia

New Latin, irregular from Artemis, Greek goddess of forests and hills (from Latin, from Greek) + New Latin -ia

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“Artemia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artemia. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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