Pholidota

plural noun
Phol·​i·​do·​ta | \ ˌfäləˈdōtə \

Definition of Pholidota

: an order of toothless scaly eutherian mammals comprising the pangolins that in many respects resemble true edentates and were formerly included in Edentata

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History and Etymology for Pholidota

New Latin, from Greek pholidōtos covered with scales, from pholid-, pholis

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“Pholidota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pholidota. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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