Bathyergidae

plural noun
Bathy·​er·​gi·​dae | \ ˌbathēˈərjəˌdē\

Definition of Bathyergidae

: a family of aberrant hystricomorph rodents that includes the mole rats and sand rats of Africa

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History and Etymology for Bathyergidae

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

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