Definition of penaeoid in English:

penaeoid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the superfamily Penaeoidea, which includes the penaeid shrimps.

noun

Zoology
  • A shrimp of the superfamily Penaeoidea.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin Penaeoidea, superfamily name (C. S. Rafinesque 1815) from Penaeus + -oidea.

Pronunciation

penaeoid

/pɪˈniːɔɪd/