euphausiid
noun Etymology: New Latin Euphausia, genus of crustaceans Date: 1885 any of an order (Euphausiacea) of small usually luminescent malacostracan crustaceans that resemble shrimps and in some areas form an important element in marine plankton • euphausiid adjective

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  • euphausiid — [yo͞o΄fə yo͞o′sid΄yo͞o΄fə yo͞o′sē id΄] n. 〚< ModL Euphausia, name of the genus < Gr eu (see EU ) + ? pha(inein), to show (see PHANE) + ousia, substance (see HOMOIOUSIAN …   Universalium

  • euphausiid — [yo͞o΄fə yo͞o′sid΄yo͞o΄fə yo͞o′sē id΄] n. [< ModL Euphausia, name of the genus < Gr eu (see EU ) + ? pha(inein), to show (see PHANE) + ousia, substance (see HOMOIOUSIAN) + ID] KRILL: also euphausid [yo͞o΄fə yo͞o′sid΄] …   English World dictionary

  • euphausiid — noun Any member of the taxonomic order Euphausiacea of krill …   Wiktionary

  • euphausiid — eu·phau·si·id …   English syllables

  • euphausiid — adjective or noun see euphausiacea …   Useful english dictionary

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