-ensis - definition of -ensis by The Free Dictionary
a Latin adjectival suffix meaning “pertaining to,” “originating in,” used in modern Latin scientific coinages, esp. derivatives of place names: canadensis; carolinensis.
[< Latin -ēnsis;
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, -ica, -ana (also -icum, -icus, -anum, -anus): "From " or "native to.
The nomen triviale combines the name of the county in Texas from which the type host was collected and -ensis