Dromiacea

plural noun Dro·mi·a·cea \ˌdrōmēˈāsh(ē)ə\

Definition of Dromiacea

  1. :  a group of crabs (suborder Brachyura) in which the last pair of thoracic legs are modified, dorsal, and often chelate and are used for placing sponges, shells, and other objects on the carapace

dromiaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dromiacea

New Latin, from Dromia, genus of crabs (from Greek dromias a kind of crab) + New Latin -acea


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