Nauplii
Nauplius Nau"pli*us, n.; pl. {Nauplii}. [L., a kind of shellfish, fr. Gr. nay^s ship + ? to sail.] (Zo["o]l.) A crustacean larva having three pairs of locomotive organs (corresponding to the antennules, antenn[ae], and mandibles), a median eye, and little or no segmentation of the body. [1913 Webster]

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