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

Definition of Dromiacea

: 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

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Other Words from Dromiacea

dromiaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Dromiacea

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

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“Dromiacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dromiacea. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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