cypris

noun

cy·​pris
ˈsīprə̇s
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Cypris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cypris. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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