macruran

macruran

[muh-kroor-uhn]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Macrura, comprising the lobsters, crayfishes, shrimps, and prawns.
noun
2.
a macruran crustacean.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Macrur(a) (see macr(o)-, ur-2) + -an

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macruran (məˈkrʊərən)
 
n
1.  any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Macrura, which includes the lobsters, prawns, and crayfish
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Macrura
 
[C19: via New Latin, from Greek makros long + oura tail]

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