shrimplike
adjective see shrimp I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shrimplike — adjective Resembling a shrimp …   Wiktionary

  • shrimp — shrimplike, adj. /shrimp/, n., pl. shrimps, (esp. collectively) shrimp for 1, v., adj. n. 1. any of several small, long tailed, chiefly marine crustaceans of the decapod suborder Natania, certain species of which are used as food. 2. Informal. a… …   Universalium

  • crustacean — /kru stay sheuhn/, n. 1. any chiefly aquatic arthropod of the class Crustacea, typically having the body covered with a hard shell or crust, including the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and wood lice. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the… …   Universalium

  • krill — /kril/, n., pl. krill. any of the small, pelagic, shrimplike crustaceans of the family Euphausiidae, eaten as food by certain whales. [1905 10; < Norw kril young fry (of fish)] * * * Any member of the crustacean suborder Euphausiacea, comprising… …   Universalium

  • Antarctica — /ant ahrk ti keuh, ahr ti /, n. the continent surrounding the South Pole: almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. ab. 5,000,000 sq. mi. (12,950,000 sq. km). Also called Antarctic Continent. * * * Antarctica Introduction Antarctica Background:… …   Universalium

  • decapod — decapodan /deuh kap euh dn/, adj., n. decapodous, adj. /dek euh pod /, n. 1. any crustacean of the order Decapoda, having five pairs of walking legs, including the crabs, lobsters, crayfish, prawns, and shrimps. 2. any dibranchiate cephalopod… …   Universalium

  • humpback whale — a large whalebone whale of the genus Megaptera having long narrow flippers, and noted for its habit of arching deeply as it dives: once abundant in coastal waters, it is now rare but its numbers are increasing. [1715 25] * * * Long finned baleen… …   Universalium

  • mussel shrimp — Ostracoda Os*trac o*da, prop. n. pl. (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Entomostraca possessing shrimplike bodies enclosed in hard bivalve shells; called also {seed shrimp} and {mussel shrimp}. They were formerly referred to as {Ostracoidea}. They are of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mysidae — prop. n. A natural family of small shrimplike crustaceans. Syn: family {Mysidae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ostracod — n. A member of the {Ostracoda}, an order of tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimplike body enclosed in a bivalve shell. Syn: seed shrimp, mussel shrimp. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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