euphausiid

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noun eu·phau·si·id \yü-ˈfȯ-zē-əd\

Definition of euphausiid

  1. :  any of an order (Euphausiacea) of small usually luminescent malacostracan crustaceans that resemble shrimp and in some areas form an important element in marine plankton

euphausiid

adjective

Origin and Etymology of euphausiid

New Latin Euphausia, genus of crustaceans


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