oc·to·don | \ˈäktəˌdän\

Definition of octodon 

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Octodontidae) of small long-eared social rodents of western South America having combs of long stiff hairs at the base of the claws

2 plural -s : any rodent of the genus Octodon : degu

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History and Etymology for octodon

New Latin Octodont-, Octodon, from octa- + -odont-, -odon -odon

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