plural noun

Definition of Caenolestidae

: 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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First Known Use of Caenolestidae

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Caenolestidae

New Latin, from Caenolestes, type genus + -idae

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“Caenolestidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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