Tapiroidea

plural noun

Ta·​pi·​roi·​dea
ˌtāpəˈrȯidēə
in some classifications
: a superfamily of perissodactyl mammals comprising the tapirs and extinct related forms compare ceratomorpha

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Tapirus + -oidea

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“Tapiroidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tapiroidea. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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