plural noun
Spa·​lac·​i·​dae | \ -asəˌdē \

Definition of Spalacidae

: a family of Old World muroid rodents comprising the mole rats and extinct related forms

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Other Words from Spalacidae

spalacine \ ˈspaləˌsīn \ adjective

History and Etymology for Spalacidae

New Latin, from Spalac-, Spalax, type genus + -idae

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“Spalacidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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