[puh-gyoo r-ee-uh n]
  1. pertaining to or characteristic of a hermit crab.

Origin of pagurian

1830–40; < New Latin Pagur(us) the type genus (Latin: crab < Greek págouros, equivalent to pág(os) rock, something hard + our(á) tail + -os noun suffix) + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for pagurian


pagurid (pəˈɡjʊərɪd, ˈpæɡjʊrɪd)

  1. any decapod crustacean of the family Paguridae, which includes the hermit crabs
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Paguridae

Word Origin for pagurian

C19: from Latin pagurus, from Greek pagouros kind of crab
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