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

Examples of lagomorph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Hayley Lanier, assistant curator for mammals at the Sam Noble Museum in Oklahoma and co-chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's lagomorph specialist group, the disease can cause up to 90% mortality. Winston Gieseke, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2021 Getting to that lunar lagomorph would prove tough, though. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, 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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Cite this Entry

“Lagomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lagomorph. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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