Brachyura

plural noun Brachy·ura \ˌbrakēˈyu̇rə\

Definition of Brachyura

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of brachyura

New Latin, from brachy- + -ura


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