Strongylocentrotus

noun

Stron·​gy·​lo·​cen·​tro·​tus
-ˈtrōtəs
: a widely distributed genus of sea urchins (family Strongylocentrotidae) that includes the common green urchin (S. drobachiensis) of the North American coasts and the small purple urchin (S. purpuratus) of the Pacific coast as well as other common forms

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek strongylos round, compact + kentrōtos prickly, from kentroun to provide with a prick or sting, from kentron sharp point

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“Strongylocentrotus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Strongylocentrotus. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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