mantis-shrimp

mantis shrimp

noun
any stomatopod crustacean having a pair of appendages modified for grasping prey and resembling those of a mantis.
Also called mantis crab.


Origin:
1870–75

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mantis shrimp or mantis crab
 
n
See also squilla any of various burrowing marine shrimplike crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda that have a pair of large grasping appendages: subclass Malacostraca
 
mantis crab or mantis crab
 
n

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