Ictalurus

noun
Ic·​ta·​lu·​rus | \ ˌiktəˈlu̇rəs, -təlˈyu̇- \

Definition of Ictalurus

: a genus of large catfishes (family Ameiuridae) of the fresh waters of North America

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History and Etymology for Ictalurus

New Latin, irregular from ichthy- + Greek ailouros cat

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“Ictalurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ictalurus. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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