noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek kōpē oar, handle + pod-, pous foot; probably akin to Latin capere to take — more at heave, foot Date: 1836 any of a large subclass (Copepoda) of usually minute freshwater and marine crustaceans • copepod adjective

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  • Copepod — Temporal range: Early Cretaceous – Recent …   Wikipedia

  • copepod — COPEPÓD, copepode, s.n. (La pl.) Subclasă de crustacee mici care formează planctonul din apele dulci sau marine; (şi la sg.) crustaceu din această subclasă. – Din fr. copépodes. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 31.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  copepód s. n., pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Copepod — Cop e*pod, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Copepoda. n. One of the Copepoda. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copepod — [kō′pə päd΄] n. [< Gr kōpē, oar < kaptein, to gulp down (see HAVE) + POD] any of a class (Copepoda) of small, sometimes parasitic, crustaceans living in either salt or fresh water …   English World dictionary

  • copepod — /koh peuh pod /, n. any of numerous tiny marine or freshwater crustaceans of the order (or subclass) Copepoda, lacking compound eyes or a carapace and usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax, some abundant in plankton and others parasitic …   Universalium

  • copepod — noun Any of very many small crustaceans, of the subclass Copepoda, that are widely distributed and ecologically important; they include the water fleas …   Wiktionary

  • copepod — Any member of the order Copepoda. * * * co·pe·pod (koґpə pod) [Gr. kōpē oar + pous foot] any animal of the subclass Copepoda …   Medical dictionary

  • copepod — [ kəʊpɪpɒd] noun Zoology a small or microscopic aquatic crustacean of the large class Copepoda. Origin from mod. L. Copepoda, from Gk kōpē handle, oar + pous, pod foot (because of their paddle like feet) …   English new terms dictionary

  • copepod — co·pe·pod …   English syllables

  • copepod — co•pe•pod [[t]ˈkoʊ pəˌpɒd[/t]] n. ivt any tiny marine or freshwater crustacean of the class Copepoda: some are abundant in plankton and others are parasitic • Etymology: 1830–40; < NL Copepoda=cope , appar. forcopo , combining form of Gk kṓpē… …   From formal English to slang

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