prezoea

noun

pre·​zoea
¦prē+
plural prezoeae
: a newly hatched decapod crustacean larva before it sheds the embryonic cuticle
prezoeal
"+
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pre- + zoea

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“Prezoea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prezoea. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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