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brachyuran

[brak-ee-yoo r-uh n] /ˌbræk iˈyʊər ən/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs.
noun
2.
a brachyuran crustacean.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; brachyur(ous) + -an
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  • Effects of manipulated diet on size and performance of brachyuran crab claws.
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British Dictionary definitions for brachyuran

brachyuran

/ˌbrækɪˈjʊərən/
noun
1.
any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Brachyura, which includes the crabs
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Brachyura
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Brachyura (literally: short-tailed creatures), from brachy- + Greek oura tail
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