Corixa

noun
Co·​rixa | \ kəˈriksə \

Definition of Corixa

: a genus (the type of the family Corixidae) of carnivorous aquatic bugs comprising the boat bugs and having the hind pair of legs modified into elongated swimming organs which resemble oars

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Other Words from Corixa

corixid \ -​sə̇d \ noun or adjective

History and Etymology for Corixa

New Latin, irregular from Greek koris bedbug

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“Corixa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Corixa. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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