Nauplius



[naw-plee-uh s] /ˈnɔ pli əs/

noun, plural nauplii
[naw-plee-ahy] /ˈnɔ pliˌaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in many crustaceans) a larval form with three pairs of appendages and a single median eye, occurring usually as the first stage of development after leaving the egg.
/ˈnɔːplɪəs/
noun (pl) -plii (-plɪˌaɪ)
1.
the larva of many crustaceans, having a rounded unsegmented body with three pairs of limbs

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