Definition of mysid in English:

mysid

noun

Zoology
  • A crustacean of an order that comprises the opossum shrimps.

    Order Mysidacea, class Malacostraca

    • ‘They feed on mysids, small shrimp-like crustaceans, and other small crustaceans, plankton, and larval fish.’
    • ‘Adult land-locked fish eat mostly zooplankton, especially larger varieties such as copepods, cladocerans, mysids, and ostracods.’
    • ‘Fishes were fed brine shrimps, small, wild-caught crustaceans, and frozen mysids ad lib.’
    • ‘They feed on crustaceans, such as the small shrimp-like mysids.’
    • ‘Three taxa dominated: copepods (cyclopoids and Eurytemora), mysids, and sand shrimp.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Mysis (genus name) + -id.

Pronunciation

mysid

/ˈmʌɪsɪd/