-c·​to·​nus | \ ktənəs \

Definition of -ctonus

: killer in generic names especially of insects Dendroctonus

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History and Etymology for -ctonus

New Latin, from Greek ktonos murder; akin to Greek kteinein to slay, Sanskrit kṣaṇoti he wounds, injures, Old Persian a-ḫshata unhurt

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“-ctonus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ctonus. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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