from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous minute marine and freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Copepoda, having an elongated body and a forked tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of very many small crustaceans, of the subclass Copepoda, that are widely distributed and ecologically important; they include the water fleas
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Copepoda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Copepoda. Also copepodous.
- n. One of the Copepoda. Also copepodan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
Its "cigar" is in fact a parasitic crustacean known as a copepod, but no one knows what the blobfish does with its comical nose.
*So that you're not kept in suspense, a copepod is a small marine crustracean (i.e., a little animal lacking the cuteness of a cat) that forms a crucial part of the food web between marine plankton (little plants) and fish.
This image of a tiny crustacean called a copepod is one of the winners of this year's Nikon Small World photography competition.
Plentiful algae amplify the population of a tiny shrimp-like creature called a copepod - in particular, a kind called Eurytemora.
In this paper the authors report on the use of photochemically active biocides for the treatment of a marine copepod, which is a model of parasitic sea lice.
Vibrio cholerae is associated with a type of crustacean called a copepod that appears naturally in many areas of the world.
A closeup of Eurytemora, a kind of copepod that serves as a reservoir for the cholera bacterium.
The harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus californicus inhabits rocky, intertidal splash pools in a patchy distribution along the west coast of North America.
A final copepod project involves understanding the genetic basis of a vital physiological process in these copepods-their ability to survive dramatic changes in salinity.
Recruitment of Atlantic cod stocks in relation to temperature and advection of copepod populations.