Definition of cypris
1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Cyprididae) of small ostracod crustaceans that live in stagnant fresh water
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 — more at cypraea
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