brachyurous

brachyurous

[brak-ee-yoor-uhs]
adjective Zoology.
shorttailed, as a crab (opposed to macrurous ).

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin Brachyura name of the group. See brachy-, -urous

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brachyurous

adjective
of or belonging to the suborder Brachyura 
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