<zoology> A Linnaean genus of parasitic Entomostraca, the same as the family Lernaeidae. ... The genus is restricted by modern zoologists to a limited number of species similar to Lernaea branchialis found on the gills of the cod. ... Origin: NL, fr. L. Lernaeus Lernaean, fr. Lerna, Gr, a forest and marsh near Argos, the mythological abode of
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• (n.) A Linnaean genus of parasitic Entomostraca, -- the same as the family Lernaeidae.
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Lernaea (also incorrectly spelled Lernea) is a genus of copepod crustaceans commonly called anchor worms, parasitic on freshwater fishes. They mate during the last free-swimming (copepodid) stage of development. After mating, the female burrows into the flesh of a fish and transforms into an unsegmented, wormlike form, usually with a portion hangi
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