Lernaeacea Ler`n[ae]*a"ce*a (l[~e]r`n[-e]*[=a]"sh[-e]*[.a]), n. pl. [NL. See {Lern[ae]a}.] (Zo["o]l.) A suborder of copepod Crustacea, including a large number of remarkable forms, mostly parasitic on fishes. The young, however, are active and swim freely. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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