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brachyura


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brachyura  \Brach`y*u"ra\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  brachy`s  short  + 
  ?  tail.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Brachyura 
  n  :  an  order  of  crustaceans  (including  true  crabs)  having  a 
  reduced  abdomen  folded  against  the  ventral  surface  [syn: 
  {Brachyura},  {suborder  Brachyura}] 




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