plural noun Sci·uri·dae \-rəˌdē\

Definition of Sciuridae

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

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Origin and Etymology of sciuridae

New Latin, from Sciurus, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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