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mantis shrimp

noun
1.
any stomatopod crustacean having a pair of appendages modified for grasping prey and resembling those of a mantis.
Also called mantis crab.
Origin of mantis shrimp
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75
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British Dictionary definitions for mantis shrimp

mantis shrimp

noun
1.
any of various burrowing marine shrimplike crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda that have a pair of large grasping appendages: subclass Malacostraca See also squilla
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