[muh-kroo r-uh n]
- belonging or pertaining to the suborder Macrura, comprising the lobsters, crayfishes, shrimps, and prawns.
- a macruran crustacean.
Origin of macruran
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- any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Macrura, which includes the lobsters, prawns, and crayfish
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Macrura
Word Origin for macruran
C19: via New Latin, from Greek makros long + oura tail
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