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megalops

[meg-uh-lops] /ˈmɛg əˌlɒps/
noun, Zoology
1.
the larval stage of marine crabs immediately prior to and resembling the adult stage.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Neo-Latin, originally a genus name, equivalent to Greek megal- megal- + ṓps eye, face
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  • After several molts, the zoea reaches its second larval stage: the megalops.

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