Epitrix

noun
Ep·​i·​trix | \ ˈepəˌtriks \

Definition of Epitrix

: a widely distributed genus of flea beetles including pests of various cultivated plants and some that are vectors of virus diseases — see potato flea beetle, tuber flea beetle

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History and Etymology for Epitrix

New Latin, from epi- + -trix (from Greek thrix hair)

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“Epitrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epitrix. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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