Brachyuran meaning

brăkē-yo͝orən
Any of various decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura; a crab.
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Designating or of certain crabs with a short abdomen folded beneath the main body.
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Such a crustacean; crab.
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Any of various decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura; a crab.
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Of or pertaining to crabs.
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Origin of brachyuran

  • From New Latin Brachyūra infraorder name Greek brakhu- brachy- Greek ourā tail –urous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the infraorder Brachyura (the true crabs).

    From Wiktionary