Oxystomata

plural noun
Oxy·​sto·​ma·​ta | \ -ˈstōmətə \

Definition of Oxystomata

: a small superfamily or other division of crabs having the buccal area produced anteriorly and more or less acutely triangular and having almost no rostrum

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Other Words from Oxystomata

oxystomatous \ ¦⸗⸗¦stämətəs , -​tōm-​ \ adjective
oxystome \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌstōm \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Oxystomata

New Latin, from oxy- + -stomata

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“Oxystomata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oxystomata. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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