Antechinomys

noun

Ant·​echi·​no·​mys
ˌant‧ēˈkīnəˌmis
: a genus of small insectivorous marsupials (family Dasyuridae) comprising the Australian jerboa pouched mice

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from anti- entry 1 + Echinomys

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Antechinomys was in 1866

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“Antechinomys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antechinomys. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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