Synonyms of water flea
- 1. 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
- 2. daphnia, water flea, branchiopod crustacean, branchiopod, branchiopodan
- usage: minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell; moves about like a flea by means of hairy branched antennae
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