plural noun Can·cri·dae \ˈkaŋkrəˌdē\

Definition of Cancridae

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

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Origin and Etymology of cancridae

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

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