Definition of Zoea

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of zoaea) ¹



2. Noun. (zoology) A peculiar larval stage of certain decapod crustaceans, especially of crabs and certain Anomura. Also called the copepod stage. ¹

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Definition of Zoea

1. a larval form of certain crustaceans [n ZOEAE or ZOEAS] : ZOEAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Zoea

1. A peculiar larval stage of certain decapod Crustacea, especially of crabs and certain Anomura. Alternative forms: zoaea. In this stage the anterior part of the body is relatively large, and usually bears three or four long spines. The years are conspicuous, and the antennae and jaws are long, fringed organs used in swimming. The thoracic legs are undeveloped or rudimentary, the abdomen long, slender, and often without appendages. The zoea, after casting its shell, changes to a megalops. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Life. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Zoea

zocco
zoccolo
zoccolos
zoccos
zocle
zocles
zodacite
zodiac
zodiac sign
zodiac signs
zodiacal
zodiacal light
zodiacal lights
zodiack
zodiacs
zoea (current term)
zoeae
zoeal
zoeas
zoecia
zoecium
zoeform
zoetic
zoetrope
zoetropes
zoetropic
zofenopril
zograscope
zograscopes

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