Copepoda

noun plural
Co·​pep·​o·​da | \ kō-ˈpep-ə-də How to pronounce Copepoda (audio) \

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

Other Words from Copepoda

copepod \ ˈkō-​pə-​ˌpäd How to pronounce copepod (audio) \ noun or adjective

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“Copepoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Copepoda. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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