Share this entry

Share this page

brachyura

Syllabification: brach·y·u·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌbrakēˈyo͝orə
 
/

Definition of brachyura in English:

plural noun

A tribe or suborder of crustaceans that have short abdomens folded toward the ventral surface. It includes the true crabs.

Origin

from brachy- + Greek oura 'tail'.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…