Oxyrhyncha

plural noun
Oxy·​rhyn·​cha

Definition of Oxyrhyncha

: 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

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Other Words from Oxyrhyncha

oxyrhynchan \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗kən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Oxyrhyncha

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 5 Dec. 2020.

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