capitalized : a genus of crustaceans (order Anostraca) found in salt lakes and the brines of saltworks
plural -s : any crustacean of the genus Artemia : brine shrimp

Word History


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

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of artemia was in 1835

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“Artemia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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