Scol·​y·​tus | \ -lətəs\

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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History and Etymology for Scolytus

New Latin, irregular from Greek skolyptein to cut short; akin to Greek kolos docked, hornless (lame)

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