plural noun Glir·i·dae \ˈglirəˌdē\

Definition of Gliridae

  1. :  a family of widely distributed Old World myomorph rodents including the dormice

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Origin and Etymology of gliridae

New Latin, from Glir-, Glis, type genus + -idae

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capable of being understood in two ways

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