Helictis

noun

He·​lic·​tis
hə̇ˈliktə̇s
: a genus of mammals (family Mustelidae) comprising the ferret-badgers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from hel- (probably from Greek helos marsh) + Greek iktis yellow-breasted marten

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“Helictis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Helictis. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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