Selenarctos

noun

Sel·​en·​arc·​tos
ˌselə̇nˈärktəs,
-ˌtäs
: a genus of mammals (family Ursidae) that includes the Asiatic black bear and is often regarded as indistinguishable from Ursus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from selen- entry 1 + Greek arktos bear

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“Selenarctos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Selenarctos. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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