plural noun
Ma·​cru·​ra | \ məˈkru̇rə \

Definition of Macrura

in some classifications
: a suborder of Decapoda comprising crustaceans (as shrimps, lobsters, prawns) with well-developed abdomens — compare brachyura

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Other Words from Macrura

macrural \ -​u̇rəl \ adjective
macruran \ -​u̇rən \ adjective or noun
macruroid \ -​u̇ˌrȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Macrura

New Latin, from macr- + -ura

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“Macrura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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