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Lagomorpha

Line breaks: Lago|morpha
Pronunciation: /ˈlaɡəˌmɔːfə
 
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Definition of Lagomorpha in English:

plural 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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