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
corixid\-sə̇d\ noun or adjective
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Origin and Etymology of corixa
New Latin, irregular from Greek koris bedbug
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