: a genus (the type of the family Lithodidae) of anomuran crabs that live in cold water toward the poles or in the deep sea

Word History


New Latin, from Greek lithōdēs resembling stone, from lith- + -ōdēs -ode

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“Lithodes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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