[brak-ee-yoo r-uh n]
- belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs.
- a brachyuran crustacean.
Origin of brachyuran
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- any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Brachyura, which includes the crabs
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Brachyura
C19: from New Latin Brachyura (literally: short-tailed creatures), from brachy- + Greek oura tail
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