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mysid

[ mahy-sid ]
/ ˈmaɪ sɪd /
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noun
any member of the malacostracan order Mysidacea, the opossum shrimps, especially of the genus Mysis.
adjective
of or relating to such shrimps.
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Origin of mysid

1940–45; <New Latin Mysidae a family of the order, equivalent to Mys(is) the type genus (<Greek mýsis shutting ((ein) to shut (the mouth, eyes, or other openings) + -sis-sis)) + -idae-id2
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