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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History and Etymology for crocidura

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

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“Crocidura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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