Zoea meaning

zō-ēə
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A larval form of crabs and certain other decapod crustaceans, characterized by thoracic appendages used for swimming and often one or more spines on the carapace.
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An early, free-swimming larval stage of various decapod crustaceans, characterized by long, curved anterior and dorsal spines on the carapace.
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Alternative spelling of zoaea.
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Origin of zoea

  • New Latin from Greek zōē life azo–

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