Entocythere

noun

En·​to·​cyth·​ere
ˌentōˈsithə(ˌ)rē
: a genus of parasitic ostracods found in the gill cavities of various North American crayfishes

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from ent- + Cythere genus of crustaceans, from Cythere, epithet of Aphrodite, from Latin, from Greek Kytherē, from Kythēra (Cythera), island in the Aegean

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“Entocythere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Entocythere. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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