-dectes

noun combining form

-dec·​tes
¦dek(ˌ)tēz
: biter
in generic names of animals
Mixodectes

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek dēktēs, from daknein to bite

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“-dectes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-dectes. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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