plural noun

Definition of Caenolestoidea

: a superfamily of diprotodont marsupials comprising the opossum rats and extinct related forms

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First Known Use of Caenolestoidea

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Caenolestoidea

New Latin, from Caenolestes, type genus + -oidea

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“Caenolestoidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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