Rhizomyidae

plural noun
Rhi·​zo·​my·​i·​dae | \ˌrīzōˈmīəˌdē\

Definition of Rhizomyidae 

: a family of Asiatic and African fossorial rodents that are related to but somewhat more specialized than the common murid rodents — see rhizomys

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History and Etymology for Rhizomyidae

New Latin, from Rhizomys, type genus + -idae

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