/daf"nee euh/, n.
a genus of tiny, freshwater crustaceans having a transparent body, used in biological research and as food for tropical fish. Cf. water flea.
[1840-50; < NL, perh. after DAPHNE; see -IA]

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      well-known water flea (q.v.) genus.

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