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[kruh-stey-shuh s] /krʌˈsteɪ ʃəs/

of the nature of or pertaining to a crust or shell.
having a hard covering or crust.
forming, resembling, or possessing a surrounding crust or shell
(zoology) another word for crustacean (sense 2)


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