Tragulus

noun
Trag·​u·​lus | \ ˈtragyələs\

Definition of Tragulus

: a genus (the type of the family Tragulidae) comprising the typical chevrotains

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First Known Use of Tragulus

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tragulus

New Latin, from Greek tragos he-goat + Latin -ulus, diminutive suffix

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