Definition of Tetrix
: a genus of small very active usually dark-colored grouse locusts
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Origin and Etymology of tetrix
New Latin, modification (influenced by Greek tetrix, a bird, perhaps pipit) of Greek tettix cicada, of imitative origin (turtledove)
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