Di·​ap·​to·​mus dī-ˈap-tə-məs How to pronounce Diaptomus (audio)
: 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 noun

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“Diaptomus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Diaptomus. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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