Macrura

plural noun

Ma·​cru·​ra
məˈkru̇rə
in some classifications
: a suborder of Decapoda comprising crustaceans (as shrimps, lobsters, prawns) with well-developed abdomens compare brachyura
macrural
-u̇rəl
adjective
macruran
-u̇rən
adjective or noun
macruroid
-u̇ˌrȯid
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from macr- + -ura

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“Macrura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Macrura. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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