Macrurous
Macrurous Ma*cru"rous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Macrura; having a long tail. [1913 Webster]

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  • macrurous — adj. [Gr. makros, large; oura, tail] Long tailed …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • macrurous — /meuh kroor euhs/, adj. Zool. long tailed, as a lobster (opposed to brachyurous). [1820 30; < NL Macrur(a) (see MACRURAN) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • macrurous — macru·rous …   English syllables

  • macrurous — /məˈkrurəs/ (say muh kroohruhs) adjective long tailed, as the lobster (opposed to brachyurous). {macr(o) + Greek oura tail + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • macrurous — (ˈ)ma|kru̇rəs, məˈk adjective Etymology: macr + urous 1. : having a long tail 2. [New Latin Macrura + English ous] : of or relating to the Macrura …   Useful english dictionary

  • ma|cru|ran — «muh KRUR uhn», noun, adjective. –n. a macrurous crustacean. –adj. = macrurous. (Cf. ↑macrurous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homarus Americanus — Lobster Lob ster, n. [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. {Locust}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus {Homarus}; as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homarus vulgaris — Lobster Lob ster, n. [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. {Locust}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus {Homarus}; as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lobster — Lob ster, n. [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. {Locust}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus {Homarus}; as the American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lobster caterpillar — Lobster Lob ster, n. [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. {Locust}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus {Homarus}; as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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