solenodon

noun so·len·odon \ sōˈlēnəˌdän , -len- \

Definition of solenodon

1 capitalized : a small genus (coextensive with the family Solenodontidae) of atypical and very rare insectivorous mammals of Cuba and Haiti that are nearly 2 feet long and have a long snout, short round ears, hard fur, a long scaly tail, 40 teeth, and a skull with no zygomatic arch
2 plural -s : any mammal of the genus Solenodon

solenodont

\-nt\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of solenodon

New Latin, from solen- + -odon


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