noun Chae·ro·pus \ˈkirəpəs\

Definition of Chaeropus

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

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Origin and Etymology of chaeropus

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 — more at horror

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