Ptinus

noun

Pti·​nus
ˈtīnəs
: the type genus of Ptinidae comprising predominantly brown often hirsute beetles and including several pests of stored products see spider beetle

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, perhaps from Greek phthinein to decay, wane

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“Ptinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ptinus. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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