plural noun Phas·co·lom·i·dae \ˌfaskəˈläməˌdē\

Definition of Phascolomidae

  1. :  a family of stockily built partially fossorial Australian marsupials that comprise the wombats and related extinct forms and have strong five-toed forefeet with digging claws and a very short tail

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Origin and Etymology of phascolomidae

New Latin, from Phascolomis, type genus + -idae

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