Anisomys

noun
An·​iso·​mys | \aˈnīsəˌmis\

Definition of Anisomys 

: a genus of giant rats of New Guinea and Papua

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First Known Use of Anisomys

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anisomys

New Latin, from anis- entry 1 + -mys

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