brachyuran

[brak-ee-yoo r-uh n]

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs.

noun

a brachyuran crustacean.

Origin of brachyuran

1875–80; < New Latin Brachyur(a) (see brachy-, ur-2) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for brachyuran

brachyuran

noun

any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Brachyura, which includes the crabs

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Brachyura

Word Origin for brachyuran

C19: from New Latin Brachyura (literally: short-tailed creatures), from brachy- + Greek oura tail
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