plural noun

: 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

Word History


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 20 Apr. 2024.

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