sea monkey


Definition of sea monkey

: a brine shrimp (Artemia salina) that hatches from dormant encysted eggs and is sometimes raised in aquariums

Examples of sea monkey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Menze studies animals that can live in extreme environments, such as sea monkeys' ability to survive desiccation, while Kopechek researches gene and drug delivery methods for treating illnesses such as cancer. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "U of L researchers develop freeze-dried blood that could save soldiers and astronauts," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of sea monkey

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea monkey.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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