Chinchillidae

plural noun
Chin·​chil·​li·​dae

Definition of Chinchillidae

: a family of small bushy-tailed burrowing hystricomorph rodents of the uplands of South America that includes the chinchillas, the vizcachas, and extinct related forms

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History and Etymology for Chinchillidae

New Latin, from Chinchilla, type genus + -idae

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“Chinchillidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinchillidae. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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