Definition of parthenopid in US English:

parthenopid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the family Parthenopidae of brachyuran crabs.

noun

Zoology
  • A parthenopid crab.

Origin

1980s. From scientific Latin Parthenopidae, family name from Parthenope, genus name + -idae, after Parthenopina, group name.