Dynastes

noun
Dy·​nas·​tes | \ dīˈna(ˌ)stēz, də̇ˈ- \

Definition of Dynastes

: a genus (the type of the family Dynastidae) of large chiefly tropical lamellicorn beetles having large mandibles and commonly greatly elongated pointed processes on the head and prothorax of the males — see rhinoceros beetle

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New Latin, from Latin, dynast

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“Dynastes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dynastes. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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