• Definition for "fairy shrimp"
    • some of various transparent freshwater crustaceans of the…
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fairy shrimp definition

  • noun:
    • some of various transparent freshwater crustaceans of the purchase Anostraca that lack a carapace and characteristically swim upside-down.
    • A small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent human anatomy with several appendages and swimming on its back.
    • the favorite name of a tiny British fresh-water phyllopodous crustacean, Branchipus (or Chirocephalus) diaphanus.
    • little freshwater branchiopod having a transparent human anatomy with several appendages; swims on its straight back
    • Any of numerous clear freshwater crustaceans of the order Anostraca that are lacking a carapace and characteristically swim upside-down.
    • A small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent human body with many appendages and swimming on its back.
    • The popular name of a small Brit fresh-water phyllopodous crustacean, Branchipus (or Chirocephalus) diaphanus.
    • tiny freshwater branchiopod having a transparent human anatomy with many appendages; swims on its back
    • some of different clear freshwater crustaceans associated with order Anostraca that lack a carapace and characteristically swim upside-down.
    • a little freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with several appendages and swimming on its back.
    • the most popular name of a small Brit fresh-water phyllopodous crustacean, Branchipus (or Chirocephalus) diaphanus.
    • tiny freshwater branchiopod having a transparent human anatomy with many appendages; swims on its back
  • adjective:
    • a European fresh-water phyllopod crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus); -- so named from the fine colors, transparency, and graceful motions. Title might be applied to similar United states species.
    • a European fresh-water phyllopod crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus); -- so called from its fine colors, transparency, and elegant motions. Title may also be placed on comparable United states species.
    • a European fresh-water phyllopod crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus); -- so named from its delicate colors, transparency, and graceful movements. The name is sometimes placed on comparable US species.
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