Definition of pagurid in English:

pagurid

noun

Zoology
  • A decapod crustacean of the family Paguridae or (more widely) the superfamily Paguroidea, including hermit crabs.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the hermit crab family Paguridae or superfamily Paguroidea.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stebbing (1835–1926), zoologist and Church of England clergyman. From scientific Latin Paguridae, family name from Pagurus + -idae.

Pronunciation

pagurid

/pəˈɡjʊərɪd//ˈpaɡjərɪd/