Trichechus

noun

Trich·​e·​chus
ˈtrikə̇kəs,
trə̇ˈkekəs
: a genus of mammals (family Trichechidae) comprising the manatees

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from trich- + Greek echein to have, hold

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“Trichechus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trichechus. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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