noun lim·no·ria \ˌlimnəˈrīə\

Definition of limnoria

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Limnoriidae) of isopod crustaceans that contains the gribble

  2. 2 plural -s :  any isopod of the genus Limnoria

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Origin and Etymology of limnoria

New Latin, from Greek Limnōreia, one of the Nereids

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a brief usually trivial fact

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