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British Dictionary definitions for cumacean

cumacean

noun
  1. any small malacostracan marine crustacean of the Cumacea family, mostly dwelling on the sea bed but sometimes found among the plankton
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Cumacea

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin cuma, from Greek kuma (see cyma) + -ean
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