Urocoptis

noun
Uro·​cop·​tis

Definition of Urocoptis

: 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

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History and Etymology for Urocoptis

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 27 Jan. 2021.

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