Definition of Crabs

1. Noun. Infestation of the pubic hair by crab lice.

Exact synonyms: Pediculosis Pubis
Generic synonyms: Lousiness, Pediculosis

Definition of Crabs

1. Noun. (plural of crab) ¹

2. Noun. (slang) pubic lice ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of crab) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crabs

1. crab [v] - See also: crab

Medical Definition of Crabs

1. Chiefly marine, largely carnivorous crustaceans including the genera cancer, uca, and callinectes. It includes crabs as food. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crabs

crabcakes
crabeater
crabeater seal
crabeaters
craber
crabers
crabfaced
crablet
crablike
crabmeat
crabmeats
crabronid
crabronids
crabstick
crabsticks
crabwise
cracid
crack-pipe
crack-pipes
crack-up
crack a book
crack a crib
crack a fat
crack a smile
crack addict
crack babies

Literary usage of Crabs

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"In gregarious intertidal and terrestrial crabs, the chelipeds may have ... Some crabs can learn to feed effectively by using their walking legs (8), ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1874)
"But crabs are given to flank- its. We determine to try one on him ; so with the stick just him laterally, and a fillip, and he is on his back. ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"The term extends also to some of the suborder Anomura ( purse-crabs, ... All the crabs, besides many other crustaceans, were comprehended in the Linna-an ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"does kill crabs in such a way that those in which the frontal breadth is greatest die first, those in which it is less live longer. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"—crabs are certainly tie highest representatives of the Crustacean class, ... crabs furnish the best illustration among, the Crustacea of that concentration ..."

6. The History of Creation: Or, The Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1883)
"Zoea crabs 1 14. Split-legged crabs Stalk-eyed Mailed 1 15. Month-footed crabs crabs ^16. Ten-footed crabs thalma 118. Flea crabs ..."

7. Darwinism To-day: A Discussion of Present-day Scientific Criticism of the by Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
""I will show you that in those crabs small changes in the size of the frontal breadth do, under certain circumstances, affect the death- rate, ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"In gregarious intertidal and terrestrial crabs, the chelipeds may have ... Some crabs can learn to feed effectively by using their walking legs (8), ..."

9. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1874)
"But crabs are given to flank- its. We determine to try one on him ; so with the stick just him laterally, and a fillip, and he is on his back. ..."

10. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"The term extends also to some of the suborder Anomura ( purse-crabs, ... All the crabs, besides many other crustaceans, were comprehended in the Linna-an ..."

11. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"does kill crabs in such a way that those in which the frontal breadth is greatest die first, those in which it is less live longer. ..."

12. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"—crabs are certainly tie highest representatives of the Crustacean class, ... crabs furnish the best illustration among, the Crustacea of that concentration ..."

13. The History of Creation: Or, The Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1883)
"Zoea crabs 1 14. Split-legged crabs Stalk-eyed Mailed 1 15. Month-footed crabs crabs ^16. Ten-footed crabs thalma 118. Flea crabs ..."

14. Darwinism To-day: A Discussion of Present-day Scientific Criticism of the by Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
""I will show you that in those crabs small changes in the size of the frontal breadth do, under certain circumstances, affect the death- rate, ..."

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