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- 1. Cyclops, giant
- usage: (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
- 2. cyclops, water flea, copepod, copepod crustacean
- usage: minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms
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