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Definition of the noun decapod crustacean
What does decapod crustacean mean as a name of something?
- crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of decapod crustacean: decapod
- more generic word: crustacean = any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
- more specific terms:
- crab = decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
- lobster = any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae
- crawdaddy / crawfish / crayfish / crawdad = small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
- hermit crab = small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropods
- shrimp = small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers
- prawn = shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers
- tropical prawn = edible tropical and warm-water prawn
- member of: Decapoda / order Decapoda = lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Decapod Crustacean
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by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines
Recently, the decapod crustacean system has been re-examined. The system is highly complex (Fig. 3). Well-defined arteries branch into capillary-like vessels, which may form closed circuits in the antennal gland (Fig. 5A, B) and the gills (Fig .
by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen
king crab A large decapod crustacean of the order Lithodidae. This family of King William Island anomuran crabs inhabits cold waters. The commercially.
Dictionary of Food (2009)
International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair
stationwaiter common crab The common decapod crustacean, Cancer pagurus , found from Norway toSpain inthe North Atlantic. It hasa generally mottled brownish red shell withten legs,twoof which have developed into muscular claws, and ...
by Scott Dowding
any decapod crustacean of the suborder Brachyura, possessing a broad and flattened body with a miniature abdomen folded under the thorax, cramp—n. 1. a painful, involuntary contraction of a muscle brought on by extreme cold, lack of ...
A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World by Jonathan Deutsch, Natalya Murakhver
The crawfish is a decapod crustacean similar, anatomically speaking, to the lobster, which accounts for the resemblance. This tiny treasure goes by many names. If you're in the northern United States, you should order a plate of crayfish ; ...
by John Gunn
(freshwater decapod crustacean) galleries or coarse sediments (Micraspides) and in caves (Koonunga); psammaspidids, stygocarids, and bathynellids live in interstitial groundwater habitats— freshwater alluvial sediments associated with ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
hermit crab Invertebrate Zoology, the common name for a type of marine decapod crustacean with a long, soft, coiled abdomen that lives in discarded snail shells.
by Steve Luck
lobotomy See LEUCOTOMY lobster Large, long-tailed, marine decapod crustacean. Some species are prized edible shellfish. Twe lobsters possess enlarged bulbous chelae (claws) and a segmented body local color ...
To which are Added Walker's Key to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scripture Names, Much Enl. and Improved; and a Pronouncing Vocabulary of Modern Geographical Names by Joseph Emerson Worcester
A long-tailed, decapod crustacean. Brande. Schöl'AR, (sköl'ar) n. [scholaris, L.] One who learns ...
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