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opossum shrimp

noun
1.
any small, shrimplike crustacean of the order Mysidacea, the females of which carry their eggs in a pouch between the legs.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for opossum-shrimp

opossum shrimp

noun
1.
any of various shrimplike crustaceans of the genera Mysis, Praunus, etc, of the order Mysidacea, in which the females carry the eggs and young around in a ventral brood pouch
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