Cancridae

plural noun
Can·​cri·​dae | \ ˈkaŋkrəˌdē\

Definition of Cancridae

: a large family of crabs (tribe Brachyura) that are nearly cosmopolitan in distribution and include many of the best-known edible crabs — see cancer sense 5

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History and Etymology for Cancridae

New Latin, from Cancri-, Cancer, type genus + -idae

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