euphausiid

/ (juːˈfɔːzɪɪd) /

noun

any small pelagic shrimplike crustacean of the order Euphausiacea: an important constituent of krill

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Word Origin for euphausiid

C19: from New Latin Euphausiacea, perhaps from Greek eu- + pha- from phainein to reveal, show + ousia substance, stuff
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