• Definition for "metanauplius"
    • A larval crustacean in a stage following the…
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  • Sentence for "metanauplius"
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metanauplius definition

  • noun:
    • A larval crustacean in a stage following the nauplius, having about seven pairs of appendages.
    • A larval crustacean in a stage following the nauplius, and having about seven sets of appendages.
    • A later phase in improvement some crustaceans, after the first nauplius form, and ahead of the zoëa stage is reached; a crustacean for this later naupliiform personality.
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