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brachyura

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

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