Brachyura

plural noun
Brachy·​ura | \ ˌbrakēˈyu̇rə \

Definition of Brachyura

: a tribe of the suborder Reptantia or in some classifications a suborder of Decapoda comprising crustaceans with the abdomen greatly reduced and more or less folded against the ventral surface of the thorax and including the typical crabs — compare anomura, macrura

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History and Etymology for Brachyura

New Latin, from brachy- + -ura

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“Brachyura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brachyura. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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