Copepod meaning

kō'pə-pŏd'
Any of numerous small marine or freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Copepoda, including parasitic and free-living forms.
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Any of a class (Copepoda) of small, sometimes parasitic, crustaceans living in either salt or fresh water.
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Any of various very small crustaceans of the subclass Copepoda, having an elongated body and a forked tail. Unlike most crustaceans, copepods lack a carapace over the back and do not have compound eyes. They are abundant in both salt and fresh water, and are an important food source for many water animals. Copepods include the water fleas.
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Any of very many small crustaceans, of the subclass Copepoda, that are widely distributed and ecologically important; they include the water fleas.
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Origin of copepod

  • From New Latin Cōpēpoda order name Greek kōpē oar kap- in Indo-European roots New Latin -poda -pod
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition