Carcinus

Car·​ci·​nus | \ ˈkärsᵊnəs \

Definition of Carcinus

: a genus of swimming crabs (family Portunidae) including only the common edible green crab (C. maenas)

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History and Etymology for Carcinus

New Latin, from Greek karkinos crab

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“Carcinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carcinus. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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