crocidura

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Crocidura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crocidura. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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