Macruran
Macruran \Ma*cru"ran\, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Macrura. [1913 Webster]

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  • macruran — [mə kroor′ən] n. [< ModL macrura (< MACRO + Gr oura, tail) + AN] any of various decapods with large abdomens, including the lobsters and shrimps macrurous adj. macrural …   English World dictionary

  • macruran — /meuh kroor euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Macrura, comprising the lobsters, crayfishes, shrimps, and prawns. n. 2. a macruran crustacean. [1835 45; < NL Macrur(a) (see MACR , UR 2) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • macruran — /məˈkrurən/ (say muh kroohruhn) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Macrura, a group of stalk eyed decapod crustaceans with long tails, including lobsters, shrimps, etc. –noun 2. a macruran crustacean. {New Latin macrūra, plural (from Greek …   Australian English dictionary

  • macruran — noun Any of many decapod crustaceans, such as the lobster and shrimp, that were once included in the subdivision Macrura …   Wiktionary

  • macruran — adj. (Zoology) belonging to a subdivision of decapod Crustacea (macrura) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macruran — ma·cru·ran …   English syllables

  • macruran — adjective or noun see macrura …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caridea — Shrimp Shrimp, n. [OE. shrimp; probably so named from its shriveled appearance. See {Shrimp}, v.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to {Crangon} and various allied genera, having a slender body and long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crangon — Shrimp Shrimp, n. [OE. shrimp; probably so named from its shriveled appearance. See {Shrimp}, v.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to {Crangon} and various allied genera, having a slender body and long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opossum shrimp — Shrimp Shrimp, n. [OE. shrimp; probably so named from its shriveled appearance. See {Shrimp}, v.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to {Crangon} and various allied genera, having a slender body and long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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