Definitions for brachyura

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Brachyura, suborder Brachyura(noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  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

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  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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