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

Definition of Ctenodactylidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of ctenodactylidae

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

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