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mysid

[mahy-sid] /ˈmaɪ sɪd/
noun
1.
any member of the malacostracan order Mysidacea, the opossum shrimps, especially of the genus Mysis.
adjective
2.
of or relating to such shrimps.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < New Latin Mysidae a family of the order, equivalent to Mys(is) the type genus (< Greek mýsis shutting ((ein) to shut (the mouth, eyes, or other openings) + -sis -sis)) + -idae -id2
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Encyclopedia Article for mysid

any member of the crustacean order Mysidacea. Most of the 450 known species live in the sea; a few live in brackish water; and fewer still live in fresh water. Most are 1 to 3 cm (about 0.4 to 1.2 inches) long. The name opossum shrimp derives from the females' brood pouch, in which young larvae spend several weeks.

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