lyctus

noun
lyc·​tus | \ -təs \

Definition of lyctus

1 capitalized : the type genus of the family Lyctidae
2 plural -es : any beetle of the genus Lyctus

History and Etymology for lyctus

New Latin, from Latin, ancient city in Crete, from Greek Lyktos

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“Lyctus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyctus. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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