Dynastes

noun

Dy·​nas·​tes
dīˈna(ˌ)stēz,
də̇ˈ-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, dynast

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

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