plural noun Cae·no·les·ti·dae

Definition of Caenolestidae

  1. :  a family of diprotodont marsupials that includes all recent diprotodonts occurring outside the Australian region and many extinct related forms — see caenolestes

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Origin and Etymology of caenolestidae

New Latin, from Caenolestes, type genus + -idae

First Known Use: circa 1904

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to cast off or become cast off

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