Definition of Macruran

1. n. One of the Macrura.



Definition of Macruran

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of many decapod crustaceans, such as the lobster and shrimp, that were once included in the subdivision ''Macrura'' ¹

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Definition of Macruran

1. any of a suborder of crustaceans [n -S]

Medical Definition of Macruran

1. One of the Macrura. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macruran

macroura
macroural
macrourid
macrourids
macrovascular
macrovirus
macroviruses
macroworld
macroworlds
macrozamia
macrozamin
macrozooplankton
macrozoospore
macrura
macrural
macruran (current term)
macrurans
macruroid
macrurous
macs
mactate
mactated
mactates
mactating
mactation
mactations
mactators
mactra
mactras
macuahuitl

Literary usage of Macruran

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1. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"In rising from the macruran to the Brachyuran there is a forward transfer ... Defective forms of similar character occur even among the macruran Decapods; ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"It is a comparatively rare form, being found in a few macruran species (Peneus, Lucifer, ... A second type is that of the ordinary macruran zoea; eg, ..."

3. An Introduction to Historical Geology: With Special Reference to North America by William John Miller (1916)
"A Jurassic long-tailed Decapod (macruran) 232 145. Three stages in the life history of a modern Crab 233 146. A primitive or ancestral Jurassic Teleost, ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1872)
"A comparison, which these gentlemen have themselves suggested, between the abdomen of a macruran Decapod and the Trilobite in question is the best ..."

5. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1888)
"No median septum is formed by the rostrum, however, nor are the antennules capable of being folded back into distinct chambers in any macruran at present ..."

6. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"It resembles closely a macruran, differing only in the abdomen being relatively small, and becomes converted into the adult form by the doubling of the ..."

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