copepod

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n copepod minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Copepod (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to the Copepoda.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • copepod Of or pertaining to the Copepoda. Also copepodous.
    • n copepod One of the Copepoda. Also copepodan.
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Usage

In literature:

It still must pass through its life cycle, but its intermediate host need not be one species of snail, fish, or copepod.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
In the northern portion of their range, sei whales feed on copepods.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
The prey consists chiefly of the young larvae of midges (Chironomidae) and may-flies, but small copepod and phyllopod crustacea are also captured.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
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In science:

Multifractal random walk in copepod behavior.
Random walk models associated with distributed fractional order differential equations
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