Definition of Cyclops in English:
1 (plural Cyclops or Cyclopes /sīˈklōpēz/) Greek Mythology A member of a race of savage one-eyed giants. In the Odyssey, Odysseus escaped death by blinding the Cyclops Polyphemus.
- The one-eyed, savage giant called Cyclops remained a mystery, submerged in the myths and imagery of men at sea and women who wait for them, told through story and song.
- In the The Odyssey, he describes the Cyclops as a band of giant, one-eyed, man-eating shepherds.
- Polyphemus is one of the Cyclopes, and one of the only creatures born before the Titans, who was not killed by the Olympians.
2 (cyclops) A minute predatory freshwater crustacean which has a cylindrical body with a single central eye.
- Genus Cyclops and other genera, order Cyclopoida
- The various species of Cyclops are very numerous in freshwater locations during the summer months, and are usually among the much reduced fauna in these same locations during the winter.
- A feature of chromatin diminution in the crustacean genus Cyclops is that the somatic and germline chromosome number remains the same.
- The larvae are ingested by the copepod crustacea, Cyclops, which actively chase them.
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