Brachyoura
Brachyura Brach`y*u"ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. brachy`s short + o'yra` tail.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of decapod Crustacea, including the common crabs, characterized by a small and short abdomen, which is bent up beneath the large cephalo-thorax. [Also spelt {Brachyoura}.] See {Crab}, and Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

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  • brachyoura — brachy·oura …   English syllables

  • brachyoura — ˌbrakēˈ(y)u̇rə Etymology: New Latin synonym of brachyura …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brachyura — Brach y*u ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. brachy s short + o yra tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of decapod Crustacea, including the common crabs, characterized by a small and short abdomen, which is bent up beneath the large cephalo thorax. [Also spelt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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