from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the Brachyura, a group of crustaceans including the true crabs, characterized by a short abdomen concealed under the cephalothorax.
- n. A member of the Brachyura.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to crabs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Brachyura.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the brachyurous crustaceans. Also brachyouran.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. typical crabs
From New Latin Brachyūra, suborder name : Greek brakhu-, brachy- + Greek ourā, tail; see -urous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the infraorder Brachyura (the true crabs). (Wiktionary)
Eberhart, a senior at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, designed and developed a portable light trap for sampling brachyuran crab larvae.