Sciuromorpha

plural noun

Sci·​uro·​mor·​pha
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Sciuromorpha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sciuromorpha. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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