Lernaeacea

Lernaeacea

Ler`n[ae]*a"ce*a\ (l[~e]r`n[-e]*[=a]"sh[-e]*[.a]), n. pl. [NL. See Lern[ae]a.] (Zo["o]l.) A suborder of copepod Crustacea, including a large number of remarkable forms, mostly parasitic on fishes. The young, however, are active and swim freely. See Illustration in Appendix.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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