plural noun

: a suborder or formerly a superfamily of Rodentia comprising relatively large more or less primitive forms (as the squirrels, marmots, gophers, beavers, and related rodents) compare hystricomorpha, myomorpha

Word History


New Latin, from Greek skiouros squirrel + New Latin -morpha

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“Sciuromorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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