Anomura

plural noun

An·​o·​mu·​ra
ˌanəˈm(y)u̇rə
variants or less commonly Anomoura
-ˈmu̇-
: 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
¦⸗⸗¦m(y)u̇rəl
adjective
anomuran
-¦m(y)u̇rən
adjective or noun
anomurous
-¦m(y)u̇rəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anomura. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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