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brachyurous

[brak-ee-yoo r-uh s]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. shorttailed, as a crab (opposed to macrurous).

Origin of brachyurous

1820–30; < New Latin Brachyur(a) (see brachyuran) + -ous
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