cypris

noun cy·pris \ˈsīprə̇s\

Definition of cypris

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Cyprididae) of small ostracod crustaceans that live in stagnant fresh water

  2. 2 plural cyprides \ˈsipraˌdēz\ :  a developmental form of a barnacle in which the shell is bivalved as in members of the genus Cypris

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Origin and Etymology of cypris

New Latin, from Late Latin Cypris, a name for Venus


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