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krill Various species of planktonic crustaceans but is mostly the shrimp Euphausia superba. This is the main food of whales, and some penguins and other seabirds; occurs in shoals in the Antarctic, containing up to 12 kg/m3. Collected in limited quantities for use as human food: a 100‐g portion is a rich source of protein and niacin; a good source of calcium; a source of iron; supplies 100 kcal (420 kJ).

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krill / kril/ • n. a small shrimplike planktonic crustacean (Meganyctiphanes norvegica, class Malacostraca.) of the open seas. It is eaten by a number of larger animals, notably the baleen whales. ORIGIN: early 20th cent.: from Norwegian kril ‘young fry of fish.’

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krill Collective term for the large variety of marine crustaceans found in all oceans. They are strained and used as food by the various species of baleen whale.

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krill: see crustacean.

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krill See EUPHAUSIACEA.

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