sciuroid

adjective

sci·​uroid
ˈsī(y)əˌrȯid,
ˈsī(y)u̇ˌr-
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Latin sciurus squirrel + English -oid

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“Sciuroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciuroid. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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