Daphnia definition

dăfnē-ə
Any of various water fleas of the genus Daphnia, having long branched antennae, some species of which are commonly used as food for aquarium fish.
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A water flea of the genus Daphnia.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Daphniidae "” the water fleas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
daphnia
Plural:
daphnias

Origin of daphnia

  • New Latin Daphnia genus name from Greek Daphnē Daphne

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary