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 — more at -ide
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