: 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
noun or adjective

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Greek koris bedbug

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“Corixa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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