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n. pl. Cy·clo·pes (sī-klō′pēz) Greek Mythology
1. Any of the three one-eyed Titans who forged thunderbolts for Zeus.
2. Any of a race of one-eyed giants, reputedly descended from these Titans, inhabiting the island of Sicily.
[Latin, from Greek Kuklōps : kuklos, circle; see cycle + ōps, eye; see myopia.]
n. pl. cyclops
Any of various freshwater predatory copepods of the genus Cyclops, having a single eye and, in the female, two egg sacs.
[New Latin Cyclōps, genus name, from Latin Cyclōps, Cyclops; see Cyclops.]
n, pl Cyclopes (saɪˈkləʊpiːz) or Cyclopses
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of the forehead, encountered by Odysseus in the Odyssey. See also Polyphemus
[C15: from Latin Cyclōps, from Greek Kuklōps, literally: round eye, from kuklos circle + ōps eye]
n, pl cyclops or cyclopes (saɪˈkləʊpiːz)
(Animals) any copepod of the genus Cyclops, characterized by having one eye
n., pl. Cy•clo•pes (saɪˈkloʊ piz)
any of a group of giants of Greek myth, having a single round eye in the middle of the forehead.
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|Noun||1.||Cyclops - (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
giant - an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
|2.||cyclops - 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|
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