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Pronunciation: yu-prok'tis

Definition: A genus of moths. The hairs of the cocoon and caterpillar of the species Euproctis chrysorrhoea, the brown-tail moth, cause caterpillar dermatitis.

[eu- + G. proktos, rump]

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