Cybister

noun
Cy·​bis·​ter | \ sə̇ˈbistə(r), ˈsibə̇s- \

Definition of Cybister

: a genus of large diving beetles destructive to young fishes in hatcheries

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History and Etymology for Cybister

New Latin, modification of Greek kybistētēr diver, tumbler, from kybistan to turn a somersault; probably akin to Greek kyphos bent

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“Cybister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cybister. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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