macruran

[muh-kroo r-uh n]
noun
  1. a macruran crustacean.

Origin of macruran

1835–45; < New Latin Macrur(a) (see macr(o)-, ur-2) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for macruran

macruran

noun
  1. any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Macrura, which includes the lobsters, prawns, and crayfish
adjective Also: macrurous, macrural, macruroid
  1. 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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