Phacochoerus

noun Phac·o·choe·rus \ -kēr- \

Definition of Phacochoerus

plural -s
:a genus of mammals that comprises the warthogs and was formerly made the type of a separate family but is now placed in the family Suidae near the genus Sus

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Origin and Etymology of phacochoerus

New Latin, from phac- + -choerus


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