Cylindroiulus

noun

Cy·​lin·​dro·​iu·​lus
sə̇ˌlindrō(ˌī)ˈyüləs
: a genus of millipedes of the family Julidae including a species (C. londinensis) sometimes reported to damage potato crops in Europe

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cy- lindr- + Latin iulus catkin, from Greek ioulos (also, downy hair, sheaf of grain); akin to Greek oulos curly, eilyein to enwrap, enfold

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“Cylindroiulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cylindroiulus. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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