Brachyuran
Brachyuran \Brach`y*u"ran\, n. One of the Brachyura. [1913 Webster]

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  • brachyuran — [brak΄ēyoor′əsbrak΄ē yoor′ən] adj. [< ModL Brachyura (< Gr brachys, short + oura, tail: see BRACHY & URO 1) + AN] designating or of certain crabs with a short abdomen folded beneath the main body: also brachyurous [brak΄ēyoor′əs] n. such a… …   English World dictionary

  • brachyuran — /brak ee yoor euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs. n. 2. a brachyuran crustacean. [1875 80; BRACHYUR(OUS) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • brachyuran — brach•y•ur•an [[t]ˌbræk iˈyʊər ən[/t]] adj. 1) ivt belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs 2) ivt a brachyuran crustacean • Etymology: 1875–80; < NLBrachyur(a) …   From formal English to slang

  • brachyuran — /brækiˈjurən/ (say brakee yoohruhn) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Brachyura, a group of stalk eyed decapod crustaceans with short tails, the common crabs. –noun 2. a brachyuran crustacean …   Australian English dictionary

  • brachyuran — adjective /ˌbɹæk.iˈjʊə.ɹən,ˌbɹæk.iˈju.ɹən/ Of or pertaining to crabs. See Also: brachyurous …   Wiktionary

  • brachyuran — brachy·uran …   English syllables

  • brachyuran — noun typical crabs • Hypernyms: ↑crustacean • Member Holonyms: ↑Brachyura, ↑suborder Brachyura …   Useful english dictionary

  • brachyuran crabs — Members of the infraorder Brachyura, in which all five pairs of thoracic legs are well developed. (Syn. true crabs) [Bliss, 1982] …   Crustacea glossary

  • endostome — Palate like part of buccal frame in some brachyuran decapods. (Syn. palate) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Part of epistome forming palate in brachyurans and usually separated from epistome proper by transverse ridge [Williams, 1984]. Plate inside… …   Crustacea glossary

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