brachyuran

[brak-ee-yoor-uhn]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs.
noun
2.
a brachyuran crustacean.

Origin:
1875–80; brachyur(ous) + -an

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brachyuran (ˌbrækɪˈjʊərən)
 
n
1.  any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Brachyura, which includes the crabs
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Brachyura
 
[C19: from New Latin Brachyura (literally: short-tailed creatures), from brachy- + Greek oura tail]

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Effects of manipulated diet on size and performance of brachyuran crab claws.
Vertical migration behavior and larval transport in brachyuran crabs.
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