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Cy·clops

 (sī′klŏps)
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.]

cy·clops

 (sī′klŏps)
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.]

Cyclops

(ˈsaɪklɒps)
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]

cyclops

(ˈsaɪklɒps)
n, pl cyclops or cyclopes (saɪˈkləʊpiːz)
(Animals) any copepod of the genus Cyclops, characterized by having one eye

Cy•clops

(ˈsaɪ klɒps)

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.
[< Greek Kýklōps=kyklo- (see cyclo-) + -ōps having an eye or face (of the kind specified)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cyclops - (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their foreheadCyclops - (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 swimmingcyclops - 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
Translations

Cyclops

[ˈsaɪklɒps] N (Cyclopses or Cyclopes (pl)) [saɪˈkləʊpiːz]cíclope m

Cyclops

nZyklop m

Cyclops

[ˈsaɪklɒps] n (Cyclopes saI'kl&Upi:z or Cyclopses (pl)) → ciclope m
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