Lophiomys

noun

Lo·​phi·​o·​mys
ləˈfīəˌmis
: a genus of atypical rodents of northeastern and eastern Africa having the temporal fossae of the skull bridged by plates of bone compare crested hamster

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from lophi- + -mys

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“Lophiomys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lophiomys. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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