plural noun

Definition of Lagomorpha

: an order of gnawing herbivorous mammals having two pairs of incisors in the upper jaw one behind the other, usually soft fur, and short or rudimentary tail, made up of two families (Leporidae and Ochotonidae) comprising the rabbits, hares, and pikas, and was formerly considered a suborder of the order Rodentia

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Other Words from Lagomorpha

lagomorphic \ ¦⸗⸗¦mȯrfik \ adjective
lagomorphous \ -​fəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Lagomorpha

New Latin, from lag- + -morpha

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“Lagomorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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