crocidura

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

Definition of crocidura

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus including the Old World house shrew or musk shrew

  2. 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 — more at reel


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