daphnia

noun
daph·​nia | \ ˈdaf-nē-ə How to pronounce daphnia (audio) \

Definition of daphnia

: any of a genus (Daphnia) of minute freshwater branchiopod crustaceans with biramous antennae used as locomotor organs — compare water flea

Examples of daphnia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The larvae feed on tiny crustaceans, like daphnia, initially. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of daphnia

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daphnia

New Latin, genus name

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The first known use of daphnia was in 1847

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“Daphnia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daphnia. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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