any of an order (Mysidacea) of small, shrimplike, malacostracan crustaceans with a carapace over most of the thorax
Origin of mysid; from Modern Latin Mysidacea
Any of various small, shrimplike, chiefly marine crustaceans of the order Mysida, the females of which carry their eggs in a pouch beneath the thorax. Also called opossum shrimp.
Origin of mysidFrom New Latin Mysis, Mysid-, type genus, from Greek musis, a closing, from m&umacron;ein, to close the lips or eyes.
- (zoology) Any member of the Mysidae.