pagurian

pagurian

[puh-gyoor-ee-uhn]
noun
1.
a hermit crab, especially of the genus Pagurus.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of a hermit crab.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Pagur(us) the type genus (Latin: crab < Greek págouros, equivalent to pág(os) rock, something hard + our(á) tail + -os noun suffix) + -ian

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pagurian or pagurid (pəˈɡjʊərɪən, pəˈɡjʊərɪd, ˈpæɡjʊrɪd)
 
n
1.  any decapod crustacean of the family Paguridae, which includes the hermit crabs
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Paguridae
 
[C19: from Latin pagurus, from Greek pagouros kind of crab]
 
pagurid or pagurid
 
n
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin pagurus, from Greek pagouros kind of crab]

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