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Definition of macroinvertebrate

: any of various invertebrate macroorganisms (such as a crayfish or stonefly)

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First Known Use of macroinvertebrate

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macroinvertebrate

macr- + invertebrate

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“Macroinvertebrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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