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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Origin and Etymology of bathyergidae

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


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