Definition of copepod in English:


Line breaks: co¦pe|pod
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊpɪpɒd


  • A small or microscopic aquatic crustacean of the large class Copepoda.
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    • Blacksmith are plankton feeders preferring zooplankton, including copepods, and the eggs and larvae of other marine organisms.
    • The most numerous inhabitants are hydroids and copepods.
    • This type of feeding can be found among certain spiders, mantids, scorpions, copepods, and midges.

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