Definition of Scolytus
: the type genus of Scolytidae comprising numerous small bark beetles of which some are destructive to economically important plants and one (S. multistriatus) is a vector of the fungus that causes Dutch elm disease
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Origin and Etymology of scolytus
New Latin, irregular from Greek skolyptein to cut short; akin to Greek kolos docked, hornless — more at halt (lame)
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