Chaeropus

noun

Chae·​ro·​pus
ˈkirəpəs
: a genus of marsupial mammals consisting of the pig-footed bandicoots

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chaeropus. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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