plural noun Rhi·noc·er·oti·dae \(ˌ)rīˌnäsəˈrätəˌdē, -ˈrōt-\

Definition of Rhinocerotidae

  1. :  a family of mammals that contains all the true rhinoceroses and that is often considered to constitute together with extinct related forms a distinct superfamily of Perissodactyla

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Origin and Etymology of rhinocerotidae

New Latin, from Rhinocerot-, Rhinoceros, type genus + -idae

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