sciuroid

adjective
sci·​uroid | \ ˈsī(y)əˌrȯid, ˈsī(y)u̇ˌr- \

Definition of sciuroid

1a : resembling a squirrel
b : resembling the tail of a squirrel used of the spike of grasses (as barley)
2 [New Latin Sciurus + English -oid] : related to the Sciuridae

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History and Etymology for sciuroid

Latin sciurus squirrel + English -oid

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“Sciuroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciuroid. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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