nounpl. -·lops· or -·lop·ses
Origin of megalopsModern Latin from megal(o)- + Classical Greek ?ps, eye
- (zoology) A larva, in a stage following the zoea, in the development of most crabs. In this stage the legs and abdominal appendages have appeared, the abdomen is relatively long, and the eyes are large.
- A large fish; the tarpum.
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