plural noun Oxy·rhyn·cha

Definition of Oxyrhyncha

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of oxyrhyncha

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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