lagomorph

noun
lago·​morph | \ ˈla-gə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce lagomorph (audio) \

Definition of lagomorph

: any of an order (Lagomorpha) of gnawing herbivorous mammals having two pairs of incisors in the upper jaw one behind the other and comprising the rabbits, hares, and pikas

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Recent Examples on the Web Getting to that lunar lagomorph would prove tough, though. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "The Japanese Space Bots That Could Build ‘Moon Valley’," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of lagomorph

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lagomorph

ultimately from Greek lagōs hare + morphē form

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The first known use of lagomorph was in 1882

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“Lagomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lagomorph. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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