Dytiscus

noun
Dy·​tis·​cus | \ -skəs \

Definition of Dytiscus

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for 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

Learn More About Dytiscus

Dictionary Entries Near Dytiscus

Dytiscidae

Dytiscus

Dyula

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Dytiscus

Cite this Entry

“Dytiscus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dytiscus. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!