Cryptocerata

plural noun Cryp·to·ce·ra·ta \ ˌkriptōsəˈrätə , -ātə \

Definition of Cryptocerata

: a division of Heteroptera comprising chiefly aquatic bugs (as the boat bugs) with the antennae shorter than the head and usually hidden in cavities beneath the eyes — compare gymnocerata

cryptocerous

\(ˈ)krip¦täsərəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cryptocerata

New Latin, from crypt- + -cerata (from Greek kerat-, keras horn)


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