Ceu·​to·​rhyn·​chus | \ ˌsütəˈriŋkəs \

Definition of Ceutorhynchus

: a large nearly cosmopolitan genus of weevils (family Curculionidae) including a number of forms very destructive to cruciferous plants

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History and Etymology for Ceutorhynchus

New Latin, from ceuto- (irregular from Greek keuthein to hide) + -rhynchus

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“Ceutorhynchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ceutorhynchus. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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