Hystricoidea

plural noun
Hys·​tri·​coi·​dea

Definition of Hystricoidea

1 in some classifications : a major division of hystricomorph rodents equivalent to the Hystricidea
2 in some classifications : hystricomorpha

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History and Etymology for Hystricoidea

New Latin, from Hystric-, Hystrix + -oidea

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“Hystricoidea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hystricoidea. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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