Dendroctonus

noun Den·droc·to·nus \-ˈdräktənəs\

Definition of Dendroctonus

  1. :  a genus of small bark beetles that are especially destructive to mature coniferous trees and that have a large prothorax, short clubbed elbowed antennae, serrated tibiae, and spiny elytra

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Origin and Etymology of dendroctonus

New Latin, from dendr- + Greek ktonos murder; from their destructiveness


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