Atherurus

noun Ath·e·ru·rus \ ˌathəˈru̇rəs \

Definition of Atherurus

:a genus of long-bodied Old World porcupines having the tail scaly except at its spiny tip and comprising the brush-tailed porcupines

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Origin and Etymology of atherurus

New Latin, from Greek athēr barb, awn + New Latin -urus


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