Trichechus

noun Trich·e·chus \ˈtrikə̇kəs, trə̇ˈkekəs\

Definition of Trichechus

  1. :  a genus of mammals (family Trichechidae) comprising the manatees

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Origin and Etymology of trichechus

New Latin, from trich- + Greek echein to have, hold — more at scheme


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