Atherurus

noun

Ath·​e·​ru·​rus
ˌathəˈru̇rəs
: a genus of long-bodied Old World porcupines having the tail scaly except at its spiny tip and comprising the brush-tailed porcupines

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Atherurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atherurus. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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