Achorutes

noun

Ach·​o·​ru·​tes
ˌa-kə-ˈrü-tēz
: a genus of springtails (order Collembola) including several destructive to mushrooms, various roots and bulbs, and seedlings, and also including the cosmopolitan snow flea (A. nivicolus)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Achorutes was in 1836

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“Achorutes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Achorutes. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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