plural noun
Ca·​vi·​i·​dae | \ kāˈvīəˌdē, kə- \

Definition of Caviidae

: a family of more or less tailless rodents having but three toes on each hind foot — see cavy

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History and Etymology for Caviidae

New Latin, from Cavia, type genus + -idae

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“Caviidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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