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
anomuran\-¦m(y)u̇rən\ adjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of anomura
New Latin, from anom- + -ura
First Known Use: circa 1836See Words from the same year
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