Anomuran \An`o*mu"ran\, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Anomura. [1913 Webster]

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  • Anomuran — Anomural An o*mu ral, Anomuran An o*mu ran, a. Irregular in the character of the tail or abdomen; as, the anomural crustaceans. [Written also {anomoural}, {anomouran}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anomuran — /ænəˈmjurən/ (say anuh myoohruhn) adjective 1. of or belonging to the Anomura, a division of decapod crustaceans having the abdomen more or less reduced and the tail irregular. –noun 2. an anomuran crustacean, as the hermit crab or the ghost… …  

  • anomuran seta — A small (pappose type seta in species studied) occuring on or near the outermost part of the telson posterior margin in anomuran larvae (and also Dromia), and distinct from all other types of telson setae [Ingle, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • anomuran — an·o·mu·ran …   English syllables

  • anomuran — adjective or noun see anomura …   Useful english dictionary

  • anomuran crabs — Hermit crabs; coconut crab; also crab like members of the infraorder Anomura, in which the last (fifth) pair of thoracic legs is very small and often kept hidden within the branchial chambers [Bliss, 1982] …   Crustacea glossary

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  • Coconut crab — Coconut crab …   Wikipedia

  • crab — crab1 crablike, adj. /krab/, n., v., crabbed, crabbing. n. 1. any decapod crustacean of the suborder Brachyura, having the eyes on short stalks and a short, broad, more or less flattened body, the abdomen being small and folded under the thorax.… …   Universalium

  • malacostracan — /mal euh kos treuh keuhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the crustacean subclass Malacostraca, which includes the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, etc. n. 2. a malacostracan crustacean. [1825 35; < NL Malacostrac(a) order of crustacea ( < Gk, neut …   Universalium

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