plural noun

: a family of diprotodont marsupial mammals comprising the kangaroos, wallabies, and rat kangaroos that are all saltatory animals with long hind limbs and weakly developed forelimbs and are typically inoffensive terrestrial herbivores

Word History


New Latin, from Macropod-, Macropus, type genus + -idae

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“Macropodidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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