crocidura

noun croc·i·du·ra \ ˌkräsəˈd(y)u̇rə , ˌkrōs- \

Definition of crocidura

1 capitalized :a genus including the Old World house shrew or musk shrew
2 plural crociduras\-əz\ or crocidurae\-u̇ˌrē\ :any member of the genus Crocidura

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Origin and Etymology of crocidura

New Latin, from crocid- (from Greek krokyd-, krokys nap on cloth) + -ura; akin to Greek krekein to weave


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