Brachyura Brach`y*u"ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. brachy`s short + o'yra` 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Brachyura — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Cangrejo Liocarcinus marmoreus Clasifica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Brachyūra — Brachyūra, s. Krabben …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Brachyura — Brachyūra, s. Krabben …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Brachyura — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Crabe (homonymie). Brachyura …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brachyura — Krabben Taschenkrebs (Cancer pagurus) Systematik Stamm: Gliederfüßer (Arthropoda) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brachyura — noun an order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface • Syn: ↑suborder Brachyura • Derivationally related forms: ↑brachyurous • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brachyura — …   Википедия

  • brachyura — An infra order of decapod crustaceans. Used by Latrielle (1802) for the short tail decapods, and now having the following restricted definition. Epistome always fused laterally with carapace and usually also medioanteriorly, pereiopod 1 chelate,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • brachyura —   , brachyurum   Gk brachys, short; oura, tail. Inflorescence of short racemes …   Etymological dictionary of grasses

  • brachyura — brachy·ura …   English syllables