Panesthia

noun
Pan·​es·​thia | \ paˈnesthēə \

Definition of Panesthia

: a genus of subsocial burrowing cockroaches

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History and Etymology for Panesthia

New Latin, from pan- + Greek esthein to eat + New Latin -ia; akin to Greek (Homeric) edmenai to eat; from the characteristic of biting off each other's wings

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“Panesthia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Panesthia. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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