Ant·​echi·​nus | \ -ˈkīnəs \

Definition of Antechinus

: a genus of Australian marsupial mice

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First Known Use of Antechinus

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Antechinus

New Latin, from anti- entry 1 + Latin echinus hedgehog, sea urchin

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“Antechinus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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