cyclopoid

adjective
cy·​clo·​poid | \ ˈsīkləˌpȯid, sīˈklōˌ- \

Definition of cyclopoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling a water flea — compare cyclops sense 3

cyclopoid

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of cyclopoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a free-swimming larva of many parasitic copepods that resembles a water flea

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History and Etymology for cyclopoid

Adjective

New Latin Cyclop-, Cyclops genus of copepods + English -oid

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“Cyclopoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclopoid. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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