Sciuridae

plural noun
Sci·​uri·​dae | \ -rəˌdē \

Definition of Sciuridae

: a nearly cosmopolitan family of sciuromorph rodents consisting of the true squirrels, ground squirrels, marmots, and related rodents

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History and Etymology for Sciuridae

New Latin, from Sciurus, type genus + -idae

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“Sciuridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sciuridae. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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