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Definition of Anophthalmus

: a genus of blind cave-inhabiting beetles (family Carabidae) of North America

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First Known Use of Anophthalmus

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anophthalmus

New Latin, from Middle Greek anophthalmos without eyes, from Greek an- an- + ophthalmos eye

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“Anophthalmus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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