plural noun
Plat·​a·​can·​tho·​my·​i·​dae | \ ˌplatəˌkan(t)thəˈmīəˌdē \

Definition of Platacanthomyidae

: a small family of myomorph rodents comprising the Asiatic spiny dormice and related forms

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History and Etymology for Platacanthomyidae

New Latin, from Platacanthomys, type genus (from platy- + acanth- + -mys) + -idae

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“Platacanthomyidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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