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brachyuran

[ brak-ee-yoor-uhn ]
/ ˌbræk iˈyʊər ən /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs.
noun
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
/ (ˌbrækɪˈjʊərən) /

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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