megalops

[ meg-uh-lops ]
/ ˈmɛg əˌlɒps /

noun Zoology.

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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