hister

noun
his·​ter | \ ˈhistə(r) \
variants: or less commonly hister beetle
plural -s

Definition of hister

: a beetle of the family Histeridae

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History and Etymology for hister

New Latin Hister, genus of beetles, from Latin hister actor, from Etruscan; from the fact that these beetles play dead when disturbed

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“Hister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hister. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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