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pagurian

[puh-gyoo r-ee-uh n] /pəˈgyʊər i ən/
noun
1.
a hermit crab, especially of the genus Pagurus.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of a hermit crab.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < New 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

/pəˈɡjʊərɪən/
noun
1.
any decapod crustacean of the family Paguridae, which includes the hermit crabs
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Paguridae
Word Origin
C19: from Latin pagurus, from Greek pagouros kind of crab
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