noun Oryc·ter·o·pus \əˌrikˈterəpəs, ˌōrˌi-\

Definition of Orycteropus

  1. :  a genus (coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae and sole recent representative of the order Tubulidentata) that comprises the aardvarks

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Origin and Etymology of orycteropus

New Latin, from Greek oryktēr miner (from oryssein, orychein to dig) + New Latin -pus

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