[ meg-uh-lops ]
/ ˈmɛg əˌlɒps /
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
Words nearby megalops
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Example sentences from the Web for megalops
During the next few days they frequently saw tarpon (Megalops Atlanticus) six feet long, reminding one of gigantic herring.