Echimys

noun
Echi·​mys | \ -ˈkīmə̇s, ˈekəˌmis \

Definition of Echimys

: a genus (the type of the family Echimyidae) of hystricomorph rodents of South and Central America comprising various spiny rats or urares

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History and Etymology for Echimys

New Latin, irregular from Greek echinos hedgehog + mys mouse

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“Echimys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Echimys. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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