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copepod Syllabification: co·pe·pod
Pronunciation: /ˈkōpəˌpäd/

Definition of copepod in English:


A small or microscopic aquatic crustacean of the large class Copepoda.
Example sentences
  • 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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