Phenacomys

noun

Phe·​nac·​o·​mys
fə̇ˈnakəˌmis
: a genus of chiefly arboreal North American voles see lemming mouse sense 2, red tree mouse

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek phenak-, phenax + New Latin -mys

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“Phenacomys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phenacomys. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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