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macruran

[ muh-kroor-uhn ]
/ məˈkrʊər ən /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Macrura, comprising the lobsters, crayfishes, shrimps, and prawns.
noun
a macruran crustacean.
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Origin of macruran

First recorded in 1835–45; from New Latin Macrur(a) + -an;see macr-, ur-2
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British Dictionary definitions for macruran

macruran
/ (məˈkrʊərən) /

noun
any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Macrura, which includes the lobsters, prawns, and crayfish
adjective Also: macrurous, macrural, macruroid
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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