pagurid

pagurid

[puh-gyoor-id, pag-yuh-rid]
noun
a pagurian.

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin Pagūridae name of the family < Pagūr(us) (see pagurian) + -idae -id2

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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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