Definition of Brachyuran

1. Noun. Typical crabs.

Generic synonyms: Crustacean
Group relationships: Brachyura, Suborder Brachyura



Definition of Brachyuran

1. n. One of the Brachyura.

Definition of Brachyuran

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to crabs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brachyuran

brachypterous
brachyrhinia
brachyrhynchus
brachyskelic
brachystaphyline
brachystochrone
brachystochrones
brachysyllabic
brachysyndactyly
brachytactyly
brachytelephalangia
brachytherapy
brachytype
brachytypous
brachyura
brachyuran (current term)
brachyuranic
brachyurous
brachyury
bracing
bracingly
bracings
braciola
braciolas
braciole
bracioles
brack
brackebuschite
bracken
bracken poisoning

Literary usage of Brachyuran

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1. A Monograph of the British Fossil Crustacea, Belonging to the Order Merostomata by Henry Woodward (1878)
"... which, however, differs greatly from all the other earlier forms. The brachyuran type, or XIPHOSURA, are represented by a very minute form with free ..."

2. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"... to the brachyuran there is a forward transfer in the general structure and in the locomotive function, and thus a great rise in degree of cephalization. ..."

3. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1888)
"... the Anomuran condition passes into that of the young brachyuran. ... and the little brachyuran by degrees assumes the special peculiarities of Carcinus ..."

4. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by E├║gen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"126), bears a general resemblance to that of the Anomura, although in this case, as in Porcellana, there are many suggestions of the brachyuran affinities. ..."

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