: a genus of marsupial mammals consisting of the pig-footed bandicoots

Word History


New Latin, from chaer- (irregular from Greek choiros pig) + -pus; from the resemblance of the forefeet to those of a pig; akin to Latin horrēre to bristle

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“Chaeropus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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