Brach`y*u"ra (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. short + tail.] Zool.

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.

 

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