- the larva of many crustaceans, having a rounded unsegmented body with three pairs of limbs
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
(-plē ī′).USA pronunciation
- Invertebrates(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.
- Latin: a kind of shellfish