copepod crustacean

copepod crustacean
minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
Syn: ↑copepod
Hypernyms: ↑crustacean
Hyponyms: ↑brit, ↑britt, ↑cyclops, ↑water flea, ↑fish louse
Member Holonyms: ↑Copepoda, ↑subclass Copepoda
Part Holonyms: ↑plankton

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