cheirogaleus

noun chei·ro·ga·le·us \ˌkīrōˈgālēəs\

Definition of cheirogaleus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of small arboreal Malagasy lemurs

  2. 2 plural -es :  a lemur of the genus Cheirogaleus

  3. 3 -es :  mouse lemur

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Origin and Etymology of cheirogaleus

New Latin, from chir- + Greek galeē, galē weasel — more at galea


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