Zyzomys

noun Zy·zo·mys \ˈzīzəˌmis\

Definition of Zyzomys

  1. :  a genus of small Australian murid rodents characterized externally by short rounded ears and long slightly tufted tail which is usually all white and by upper molar teeth in which the outermost of the usual three tubercles constituting the cross crests is practically absent

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Origin and Etymology of zyzomys

New Latin, alteration of Zygomys, from zyg- + -mys


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