Achorutes

noun Ach·o·ru·tes \ˌa-kə-ˈrü-tēz\

Definition of Achorutes

  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of achorutes

New Latin


First Known Use: 1836


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