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Copepoda

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noun plural Co·pep·o·da \ kō-ˈpep-ə-də \

medical Definition of Copepoda

:a subclass of Crustacea comprising minute aquatic forms abundant in both fresh and salt waters and including one order (Eucopepoda) whose members are chiefly free-living and important as fish food and another order (Branchiura) whose members are parasitic on the skin and gills of fish

copepod

play \ˈkō-pə-ˌpäd\ noun or adjective

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