Tenrecidae

plural noun
Ten·​rec·​i·​dae | \ tenˈresəˌdē \

Definition of Tenrecidae

: a family of insectivores comprising the tenrecs and with the West African otter shrew, the West Indian alamiqui, and extinct related forms often constituting a distinct superfamily of Insectivora

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History and Etymology for Tenrecidae

New Latin Tenrec, type genus + -idae

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“Tenrecidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tenrecidae. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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