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macruran

[muh-kroo r-uh n] /məˈkrʊər ən/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Macrura, comprising the lobsters, crayfishes, shrimps, and prawns.
noun
2.
a macruran crustacean.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin Macrur(a) (see macr(o)-, ur-2) + -an
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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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