plural noun
Mi·​cros·​the·​nes | \mīˈkrästhə(ˌ)nēz\

Definition of Microsthenes 

in former classifications

: a division of eutherian mammals approximately equal to the orders Insectivora, Chiroptera, Rodentia, and Edentata

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microsthenic adjective

History and Etymology for Microsthenes

New Latin, from micr- + -sthenes (from Greek sthenos strength)

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