plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Pholidota.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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