Tapiridae

plural noun
Ta·​pir·​i·​dae | \ təˈpirəˌdē \

Definition of Tapiridae

: a family of ungulate mammals (suborder Ceratomorpha) that comprises the tapirs and extinct related forms

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History and Etymology for Tapiridae

New Latin, from Tapirus, type genus + -idae

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“Tapiridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tapiridae. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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