euphausiid

noun
eu·phau·si·id | \ yü-ˈfȯ-zē-əd \

Definition of euphausiid 

: 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

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euphausiid adjective

First Known Use of euphausiid

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for euphausiid

New Latin Euphausia, genus of crustaceans

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