Glires

plural noun Gli·res \ˈglīˌrēz\

Definition of Glires

  1. :  a superorder or other division of Eutheria comprising the typical rodents and the lagomorph rodents and including the orders Rodentia (see rodentia ) and Lagomorpha

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of glires

New Latin, from Latin, plural of glir-, glis dormouse


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Glires? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!