Panesthia

noun Pan·es·thia \ paˈnesthēə \

Definition of Panesthia

: a genus of subsocial burrowing cockroaches

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Origin and Etymology of 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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