plural noun

variants or less commonly Anomoura
: a tribe or other division of Reptantia including decapod crustaceans with the abdomen more or less reduced and usually permanently flexed (as the hermit crabs), being in some classifications placed in Macrura or treated as a separate suborder intermediate between Macrura and Brachyura
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from anom- + -ura

First Known Use

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anomura was circa 1836

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“Anomura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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