Lithodes

noun Li·tho·des \ lə̇ˈthōˌdēz \

Definition of Lithodes

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

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Origin and Etymology of lithodes

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


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