Macroscelididae

plural noun Mac·ro·sce·lid·i·dae \ ˌmakrōsəˈlidəˌdē \

Definition of Macroscelididae

: a family of African insectivores comprising the elephant shrews and constituting sometimes with the addition of the Tupaiidae a suborder (Menotyphla) of Insectivora

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Origin and Etymology of macroscelididae

New Latin, from Macroscelides, type genus (from macr- + scel- + Latin -ides, patronymic suffix) + -idae


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