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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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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