Anomura

plural noun
An·​o·​mu·​ra | \ ˌanəˈm(y)u̇rə \
variants: or less commonly Anomoura \ -​ˈmu̇-​ \

Definition of Anomura

: 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

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Other Words from Anomura

anomural \ ¦⸗⸗¦m(y)u̇rəl \ adjective
anomuran \ -​¦m(y)u̇rən \ adjective or noun
anomurous \ -​¦m(y)u̇rəs \ adjective

First Known Use of Anomura

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anomura

New Latin, from anom- + -ura

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“Anomura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anomura. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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