Sitophilus

noun
Si·​toph·​i·​lus | \ sīˈtäfələs, sə̇ˈt- \

Definition of Sitophilus

: a widely distributed genus of weevils containing two (S. granarius and S. oryzae) that are highly destructive to grain

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History and Etymology for Sitophilus

New Latin, from sito- + -philus

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“Sitophilus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sitophilus. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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