plural noun
Pal·​i·​nu·​ra | \ ˌpaləˈn(y)u̇rə \

Definition of Palinura

: a tribe of decapod crustaceans (suborder Reptantia) usually having the rostrum and the inner lobes of the second maxillae and first maxillipeds reduced and including the Palinuridae, Scyllaridae, and a few related forms

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Other Words from Palinura

palinuran \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗rən \ adjective or noun

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