: a large genus (the type of the family Urocoptidae of the order Pulmona) of land snails of southern Florida, the West Indies, and Mexico found only on limestone cliffs and outcrops

Word History


New Latin, from ur- entry 2 + -coptis (from Greek koptein to cut off)

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“Urocoptis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Urocoptis. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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