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mantis shrimp

n.
Any of various burrowing predatory marine crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda, chiefly of tropical waters, having stalked eyes and a pair of knifelike claws that resemble the legs of a praying mantis and are used for striking or spearing prey. Also called stomatopod.

mantis shrimp

or

mantis crab

n
(Animals) any of various burrowing marine shrimplike crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda that have a pair of large grasping appendages: subclass Malacostraca. See also squilla

man′tis shrimp`


n.
any of numerous shrimplike crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda having a greatly enlarged second pair of grasping forelimbs somewhat resembling those of a mantis.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mantis shrimp - tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendagesmantis shrimp - tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages
order Stomatopoda, Stomatopoda - mantis shrimps
stomatopod, stomatopod crustacean - a kind of crustacean
mantis prawn, squilla - a kind of mantis shrimp
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