cyrtopia

noun cyr·to·pia \-ˈtōpēə\

Definition of cyrtopia

plural

-s

  1. :  a larva of certain crustaceans (subclass Ostracoda) characterized by a lengthening of the first pair of antennae and loss of swimming function in the second pair

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Origin and Etymology of cyrtopia

New Latin, from Cyrtopia, genus of crustaceans, from cyrt- + -opia; from the resemblance of these larvae to crustaceans of this genus


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