Dytiscus

noun Dy·tis·cus \-skəs\

Definition of Dytiscus

  1. :  the type genus of Dytiscidae including many of the larger and better-known American diving beetles

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Origin and Etymology of dytiscus

New Latin, irregular from Greek dytikos able to dive, from (assumed) Greek dytos (verbal of Greek dyein to enter, dive in, sink) + Greek -ikos -ic — more at adytum


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