Zaglossus

noun
Za·​glos·​sus | \ zəˈgläsəs, -glȯs- \

Definition of Zaglossus

: a genus of spiny anteaters of New Guinea — see echidna sense 1b

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History and Etymology for Zaglossus

New Latin, from za-, intensive prefix (from Greek, from za through, from dia) + -glossus (from Greek glōssa tongue)

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

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