Porcellio

noun
Por·​cel·​lio | \ pȯrˈselēˌō \

Definition of Porcellio

: an Old World genus of terrestrial isopods that is the type of the family Porcellionidae and includes one form (P. scaber) which has been introduced into the U.S.

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History and Etymology for Porcellio

New Latin Porcellion-, Porcellio, from Latin, wood louse, sow bug, from porcellus little pig, diminutive of porcus pig

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“Porcellio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Porcellio. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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