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Noun: copepod  'kow-pu,pód
  1. Minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
    - copepod crustacean

Derived forms: copepods

Type of: crustacean

Part of: Copepoda, plankton, subclass Copepoda

Encyclopedia: Copepod