Palinura

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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