Tapirus

noun
Tap·​i·​rus | \ ˈtapərəs \

Definition of Tapirus

: a genus (the type of the family Tapiridae) of ungulates comprising the tapirs

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History and Etymology for Tapirus

New Latin, from Tupi tapiíra tapir

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“Tapirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tapirus. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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