1. copepod

noun. minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish.


  • plankton
  • britt
  • Copepoda
  • fish louse
  • subclass Copepoda
  • water flea
  • cyclops
  • crustacean
  • brit

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Sentences with copepod

1. Adjective
Scientists have found copepod cysts estimated to be 300 years old.

2. Noun, singular or mass
However, that fish must have already eaten a small crustacean known as a copepod, another tapeworm host.