cheirogaleus

noun
chei·​ro·​ga·​le·​us | \ ˌkīrōˈgālēəs \

Definition of cheirogaleus

1 capitalized : a genus of small arboreal Malagasy lemurs
2 plural -es : a lemur of the genus Cheirogaleus
3 -es : mouse lemur

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History and Etymology for cheirogaleus

New Latin, from chir- + Greek galeē, galē weasel

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“Cheirogaleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheirogaleus. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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