Thomomys

noun
Tho·​mo·​mys | \ ˈthōməˌmis \

Definition of Thomomys

: a genus of rodents (family Geomyidae) comprising the pocket gophers of western North America

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History and Etymology for Thomomys

New Latin, from Greek thōmos heap + New Latin -mys; from the heaps of earth thrown out along the burrows; akin to Greek tithenai to place, set

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“Thomomys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thomomys. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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