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brachyuran

[brak-ee-yoo r-uh n]
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs.
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noun
  1. a brachyuran crustacean.
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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
  1. any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Brachyura, which includes the crabs
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Brachyura
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Word Origin

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