macrura

Macrura

Ma*cru"ra\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? long + ? tail.] (Zo["o]l.) A subdivision of decapod Crustacea, having the abdomen largely developed. It includes the lobster, prawn, shrimp, and many similar forms. Cf. Decapoda.
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