Ler`nae*a"ce*a (?), n. pl. [NL. See Lernaea.] Zool.

A suborder of copepod Crustacea, including a large number of remarkable forms, mostly parasitic on fishes. The young, however, are active and swim freely. See Illustration in Appendix.

 

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