plural noun
Cteno·​dac·​tyl·​i·​dae | \ ˌtenōˌdakˈtiləˌdē \

Definition of Ctenodactylidae

: a family of African rodents of uncertain systematic relationships that are distinguished by the presence of strong stiff bristles on the hind feet — see gundi

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History and Etymology for Ctenodactylidae

New Latin, from Ctenodactylus, type genus (from cten- + Greek daktylos finger) + -idae

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“Ctenodactylidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ctenodactylidae. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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