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Diaptomus

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noun Di·ap·to·mus \dī-ˈap-tə-məs\

Medical Definition of Diaptomus

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family diaptomidae) of widely distributed freshwater copepods including some which serve as intermediate hosts for the fish tapeworm of humans

diaptomid

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