-nec·​tes | \ ˈnekˌtēz \

Definition of -nectes

: one that swims in a (specified) way in generic names in zoologyChironectes

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History and Etymology for -nectes

New Latin, from Greek nēktēs swimmer, from nēchein to swim

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“-nectes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-nectes. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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