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[mal-uh-kos-truh-kuh n] /ˌmæl əˈkɒs trə kən/

belonging or pertaining to the crustacean subclass Malacostraca, which includes the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, etc.
a malacostracan crustacean.
any crustacean of the subclass or group Malacostraca, including lobsters, crabs, woodlice, sand hoppers, and opossum shrimps
of, relating to, or belonging to the Malacostraca


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