Diaptomus

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

Medical Definition of Diaptomus

: 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

Other Words from Diaptomus

diaptomid \ -​məd How to pronounce diaptomid (audio) \ noun

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“Diaptomus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Diaptomus. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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