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megalops

[meg-uh-lops]
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noun Zoology.
  1. the larval stage of marine crabs immediately prior to and resembling the adult stage.
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Origin of megalops

1850–55; < New Latin, originally a genus name, equivalent to Greek megal- megal- + ṓps eye, face
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  • During the next few days they frequently saw tarpon (Megalops Atlanticus) six feet long, reminding one of gigantic herring.

    The Strand Magazine, Volume XXVII, Issue 160, April, 1904

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