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pagurian

[puh-gyoo r-ee-uh n]
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noun
  1. a hermit crab, especially of the genus Pagurus.
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or characteristic of a hermit crab.
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Origin of pagurian

1830–40; < New Latin Pagur(us) the type genus (Latin: crab < Greek págouros, equivalent to pág(os) rock, something hard + our(á) tail + -os noun suffix) + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for pagurian

pagurian

pagurid (pəˈɡjʊərɪd, ˈpæɡjʊrɪd)

noun
  1. any decapod crustacean of the family Paguridae, which includes the hermit crabs
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Paguridae
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin pagurus, from Greek pagouros kind of crab
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