Definition of Lagomorpha in English:

Lagomorpha

Line breaks: Lago|morpha
Pronunciation: /ˈlagəˌmɔːfə
 
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noun

Zoology
  • An order of mammals that comprises the hares, rabbits, and pikas. They are distinguished by the possession of double incisor teeth, and were formerly placed with the rodents.
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    • Euarchontoglires is composed of the orders Primates, Rodentia, Lagomorpha (rabbits, hares, and pikas), Scandentia (tree shrews), and Dermoptera (flying lemurs).
    • In addition, PAG-like genes have been found in the genomes of mammals belonging to a number of different orders (Carnivora, Lagomorpha, Perissodactyla, and Rodentia), but not in the human genome.
    • Rabbits, hares, and a few other species make up the Lagomorpha.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek lagōs 'hare' + morphē 'form'.

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