Eisenia

noun
Ei·​se·​nia | \ āˈsēnēə, īˈ-, -nyə \

Definition of Eisenia

: a widely distributed genus of small earthworms (family Lumbricidae) including the common pink dung worm (E. foetida)

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History and Etymology for Eisenia

New Latin, from Gustav A. Eisen †1940 American zoologist and archaeologist + New Latin -ia

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“Eisenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eisenia. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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