Rhizomyidae

plural noun

Rhi·​zo·​my·​i·​dae
ˌrīzōˈmīəˌdē
: a family of Asiatic and African fossorial rodents that are related to but somewhat more specialized than the common murid rodents see rhizomys

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Rhizomys, type genus + -idae

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

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