Bathyergidae

plural noun

Bathy·​er·​gi·​dae
ˌbathēˈərjəˌdē
: a family of aberrant hystricomorph rodents that includes the mole rats and sand rats of Africa

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Bathyergus, type genus (from Greek bathyergein to plow deeply, from bathy- + ergein to plow) + -idae

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“Bathyergidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bathyergidae. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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