-car·​is | \ˈka(ə)rə̇s, -e(ə)r-, -aar-, -ār-\

Definition of -caris 

: shrimp : prawn in generic names of crustacea Echinocaris

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History and Etymology for -caris

New Latin, from Latin caris, a kind of sea crab, from Greek karis; perhaps akin to Greek kara head

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