Hystricomorpha

plural noun
Hys·​tri·​co·​mor·​pha

Definition of Hystricomorpha

: a suborder of Rodentia comprising forms distinguished by zygomatic arch in which the jugal bone forms the center block and including porcupines, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and many others

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Other Words from Hystricomorpha

hystricomorphic \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦mȯrfik \ or hystricomorphous \ -​fəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Hystricomorpha

New Latin, from Hystric-, Hystrix + -morpha

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“Hystricomorpha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hystricomorpha. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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