Definition of water flea in English:

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water flea

Pronunciation: /ˈwôdər/ /ˈwädər flē/

noun

Another term for daphnia.
Example sentences
  • Water for animals of such a small size, including larval fish, brine shrimp, and water fleas, is essentially like syrup.
  • We studied allozyme variation in metapopulations of two species of water fleas in the skerry archipelago of southern Finland.
  • Crustaceans range in size from the American lobster, weighing up to 20 kg, and the Japanese spider crab - with a leg span of up to 3.7 m - to water fleas that can be less than a millimetre in length.

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Syllabification: wa·ter flea

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