Entocythere

noun
En·​to·​cyth·​ere | \ ˌentōˈsithə(ˌ)rē \

Definition of Entocythere

: a genus of parasitic ostracods found in the gill cavities of various North American crayfishes

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History and Etymology for Entocythere

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 26 Nov. 2020.

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