Prionurus

noun
Pri·​on·​urus | \ ˌprīəˈn(y)u̇rəs \

Definition of Prionurus

: a genus of scorpions including several large venomous African scorpions of medical importance

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History and Etymology for Prionurus

New Latin, from prion- + -urus

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“Prionurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prionurus. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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