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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of Mysidœ, founded by Latreille in 1802. M. chameleon is a common species of the North Atlantic. See opossum-shrimp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Zoöl.) A genus of small schizopod shrimps found both in fresh and salt water; the opossum shrimps. One species inhabits the Great Lakes of North America, and is largely eaten by the whitefish. The marine species form part of the food of right whales.

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  • noun type genus of the family Mysidae

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