copepod

noun co·pe·pod \ ˈkō-pə-ˌpäd \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of copepod

:any of a large subclass (Copepoda) of usually minute freshwater and marine crustaceans

copepod

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of copepod

ultimately from Greek kōpē oar, handle + pod-, pous foot; probably akin to Latin capere to take — more at heave, foot


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