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copepoda


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copepoda  \Co*pep"o*da\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  from  Gr  ?  an  oar  +  -poda.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  Entomostraca,  including  many  minute  Crustacea, 
  both  fresh-water  and  marine. 
 
  Note:  They  have  a  distinct  carapace.  The  eggs  are  carried  in 
  a  pair  of  external  pouches.  Some  are  parasites  of 
  fishes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Copepoda 
  n  :  minute  planktonic  or  parasitic  crustaceans  [syn:  {Copepoda}, 
  {subclass  Copepoda}] 




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