zoaea

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Zoaea of the shore crab Carcinus maenas

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin zoea, from Ancient Greek ζωή (zōē, life).

Noun[edit]

zoaea (plural zoaeae or zoaeas)

  1. (zoology) A larval stage of development in crustaceans, especially decapods such as crabs, characterized by spines on the carapace and rudimentary thoracic and abdominal limbs.

Translations[edit]