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|Noun||1.||Copepoda - minute planktonic or parasitic crustaceans|
class Crustacea, Crustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
copepod, copepod crustacean - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
genus Cyclops - copepod water fleas
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders