opossum shrimp definition

  • noun:
    • identify mysid.
    • any schizopod crustacean regarding the genus Mysis and allied genera. See Schizopoda.
    • View under Opossum.
    • A schizopodous crustacean or shrimp regarding the household Mysidæ: so-called as the females carry their eggs in pockets between the thoracic feet. See Mysis.
    • shrimp-like crustaceans whose females carry eggs and youthful in a pouch between your legs

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