Definition of Sciuromorpha in English:

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Sciuromorpha

Pronunciation: /sīˌyo͝orəˈmôrfə/
Zoology
A major division of the rodents that comprises the squirrels, prairie dogs, and marmots.

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek skiouros (from skia 'shadow' + oura 'tail') + morphē 'form'.

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