[puh-gyoo r-ee-uh n]
- a hermit crab, especially of the genus Pagurus.
- 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
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pagurid (pəˈɡjʊərɪd, ˈpæɡjʊrɪd)
- any decapod crustacean of the family Paguridae, which includes the hermit crabs
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Paguridae
C19: from Latin pagurus, from Greek pagouros kind of crab