Anomura

plural noun An·o·mu·ra \ˌanəˈm(y)u̇rə\
variants: less commonly

Anomoura

\-ˈmu̇-\

Definition of Anomura

  1. :  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

anomural

adjective

anomuran

\-¦m(y)u̇rən\ adjective or noun

anomurous

\-¦m(y)u̇rəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of anomura

New Latin, from anom- + -ura


First Known Use: circa 1836


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