Meaning of fairy shrimp

fair'y shrimp"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any member of the crustacean order Anostraca, characterized by an elongate trunk with more than 20 segments and the absence of a carapace, typically found swimming ventral side up in fresh water.
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