Definition of paguroid in English:

paguroid

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to or characteristic of a hermit crab; specifically of or relating to the decapod superfamily Paguroidea, which comprises the hermit crabs. rare.

noun

Zoology
  • A decapod crustacean of the superfamily Paguroidea; a hermit crab.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From scientific Latin Pagurus + -oid.

Pronunciation

paguroid

/ˈpaɡjərɔɪd//pəˈɡjʊərɔɪd/