zoaea

World English Dictionary
zoaea (zəʊˈiːə)
 
n , pl zoaeae, zoaeas
a variant spelling of zoea

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World English Dictionary
zoea or zoaea (zəʊˈiːə)
 
n , pl zoeae, zoaeae, zoeas, zoaeas
the free-swimming larva of a crab or related crustacean, which has well-developed abdominal appendages and may bear one or more spines
 
[C20: New Latin, from Greek zōē life]
 
zoaea or zoaea (zəʊˈiːə, zəʊˈiːiː)
 
n
 
[C20: New Latin, from Greek zōē life]

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