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zo·e·a

 (zō-ē′ə)
n. pl. zo·e·ae (-ē′ē) or zo·e·as
A larval form of crabs and certain other decapod crustaceans, characterized by thoracic appendages used for swimming and often one or more spines on the carapace.

[New Latin, from Greek zōē, life; see azo-.]

zo·e′al adj.

zoea

(zəʊˈiːə) or

zoaea

n, pl zoeae, zoaeae (zəʊˈiːiː) , zoeas or zoaeas
(Zoology) the free-swimming larva of a crab or related crustacean, which has well-developed abdominal appendages and may bear one or more spines
[C20: New Latin, from Greek zōē life]

zo•e•a

(zoʊˈi ə)

n., pl. -e•ae (-ˈi i) -e•as.
the free-swimming larva of certain decapod crustaceans, as the crab, having rudimentary legs and a spiny carapace.
[1820–30; < New Latin, appar. extended form of zoe, in same sense < Greek zōḗ life]
zo•e′al, adj.
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