Hy·poch·nus \hīˈpäknəs\

Definition of Hypochnus

  1. taxonomic synonym of tomentella

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Origin and Etymology of hypochnus

New Latin, from hypo- + Greek chnoos, chnous dust, fine down; akin to Greek chnauein to gnaw, nibble, Old English gnagan to gnaw — more at gnaw

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to cast off or become cast off

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