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

Word History


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

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“Octodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octodon. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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