water_flea
1. [ noun ] (zoology) minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms
Synonyms: cyclops
Related terms: copepod genus_Cyclops
2. [ noun ] (zoology) minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell; moves about like a flea by means of hairy branched antennae
Synonyms: daphnia
Related terms: branchiopod_crustacean genus_Daphnia
Similar spelling:   water_vole
  water_fennel
  water_bearer
  water_faucet
  water_beetle
  water_bottle
  water_back
  water_pill
  water_pipe
  water_buffalo
  water_fern
  water_pore
  water_plant
  water_avens
  waterborne
  water_vapor
  water_vapour
  water_violet
  water_finder
  water_filter
  water_bug
  water_boatman
  water_bed
  water_boy
  water_parting
  water_pistol
  waterbird
  Waterbury
  waterfall
  waterford
  water_parsnip
  waterfowl
  water_butt
  water_polo
  water_program
  water_pump
  water_bird