harpacticoid

noun

har·​pac·​ti·​coid
härˈpaktə̇ˌkȯid
plural -s
: any of an order or suborder (Harpacticoida) of marine or freshwater usually bottom-dwelling copepods
harpacticoid adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Harpacticoida, group name, from Greek harpaktikos rapacious (from harpaktos snatched, stolen) + New Latin -oida

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“Harpacticoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harpacticoid. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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