mantis shrimp

noun

Definition of mantis shrimp

Examples of mantis shrimp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brightest student in class responded within seconds with an image of the mantis shrimp, which possesses infrared vision. Avi Loeb, Scientific American, 26 Sep. 2021 Can a mantis shrimp and a crocodile teach us about building trust and the strength of vulnerability? cleveland, 20 July 2021 And many animals, from mayflies and mantis shrimp to lizards and bats, can perceive the polarization of light, a helpful navigation cue that, among other things, can be used to determine the position of the sun on overcast days. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2021 The mantis shrimp were collected from burrows in seagrass beds along the Caribbean coast of Panama. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 29 Oct. 2020 But according to a new paper published in the journal Animal Behavior, sometimes a mantis shrimp will compromise. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 29 Oct. 2020 The beetle study is part of an $8 million project funded by the U.S. Air Force to explore how the biology of creatures such as mantis shrimp and bighorn sheep could help develop impact-resistant materials. Marion Renault, Star Tribune, 21 Oct. 2020 The beetle study is part of an $8 million project funded by the U.S. Air Force to explore how the biology of creatures such as mantis shrimp and bighorn sheep could help develop impact-resistant materials. NBC News, 21 Oct. 2020 Feller and her collaborators experimented with six females and one male mantis shrimp. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 3 Mar. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mantis shrimp.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of mantis shrimp

1871, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About mantis shrimp

Time Traveler for mantis shrimp

Time Traveler

The first known use of mantis shrimp was in 1871

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near mantis shrimp

mantissa

mantis shrimp

mantle

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for mantis shrimp

Last Updated

2 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Mantis shrimp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mantis%20shrimp. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on mantis shrimp

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about mantis shrimp

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!