brachyurous

[ brak-ee-yoor-uhs ]
/ ˌbræk iˈyʊər əs /

adjective Zoology.

shorttailed, as a crab (opposed to macrurous).

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Origin of brachyurous

1820–30; <New Latin Brachyur(a) (see brachyuran) + -ous
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