plural noun

: a large superfamily of Brachygnatha comprising crabs that have a distinct rostrum, a more or less triangular carapace, the orbits generally incomplete, nine pairs of gills, and the male genital apertures on the base of the last pairs of legs compare spider crab
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from Greek oxyrrhyncha, neuter plural of oxyrrhynchos sharp-snouted

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“Oxyrhyncha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oxyrhyncha. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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