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 5

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Origin and Etymology of cancridae

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


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