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zoaea

/zəʊˈiːə/
noun (pl) zoaeae (zəʊˈiːiː), zoaeas
1.
a variant spelling of zoea

zoea

/zəʊˈiːə/
noun (pl) zoeae, zoaeae (zəʊˈiːiː) zoeas, zoaeas
1.
the free-swimming larva of a crab or related crustacean, which has well-developed abdominal appendages and may bear one or more spines
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from Greek zōē life
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