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  1. Brachyura, suborder Brachyura(noun)

    an order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface

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  1. Brachyura

    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

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  1. Brachyura

    An infraorder of chiefly marine, largely carnivorous CRUSTACEA, in the order DECAPODA, including the genera Cancer, Uca, and Callinectes.

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