megalops (plural megalopses)
- (zoology) A larva, in a stage following the zoea, in the development of most crabs. In this stage the legs and abdominal appendages have appeared, the abdomen is relatively long, and the eyes are large.
- A large fish; the tarpum.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for megalops in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
New Latin; from Ancient Greek.
- Used as a taxonomic epithet.