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macrurous

[muh-kroo r-uh s] /məˈkrʊər əs/
adjective, Zoology
1.
long-tailed, as a lobster (opposed to brachyurous).
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin Macrur(a) (see macruran) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for macrurous

macruran

/məˈkrʊərən/
noun
1.
any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Macrura, which includes the lobsters, prawns, and crayfish
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Macrura
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin, from Greek makros long + oura tail
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