(), a. [Gr. brachy`s short + stamp, form.] (Min.) Of a short form.
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(), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. brachy`s short + o'yra` tail.] (Zol.) 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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() }, a. [Cf. F. brachyure.] (Zol.) Of, pertaining to, or belonging to the Brachyura.
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