pagurian

[ puh-gyoor-ee-uhn ]
/ pəˈgyʊər i ən /

noun

a hermit crab, especially of the genus Pagurus.

adjective

pertaining to or characteristic of a hermit crab.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for pagurian

pagurian

pagurid (pəˈɡjʊərɪd, ˈpæɡjʊrɪd)

/ (pəˈɡjʊərɪən) /

noun

any decapod crustacean of the family Paguridae, which includes the hermit crabs

adjective

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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