Cephalophus

noun
Ce·​phal·​o·​phus | \ sə̇ˈfaləfəs \

Definition of Cephalophus

: a genus of small alert African antelopes comprising the typical duikers some of which are no larger than hares

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History and Etymology for Cephalophus

New Latin, irregular from cephal- + Greek lophos crest

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“Cephalophus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cephalophus. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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