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cuniculus

[kyoo-nik-yuh-luh s] /kyuˈnɪk yə ləs/
noun, plural cuniculi
[kyoo-nik-yuh-lahy] /kyuˈnɪk yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a small conduit or burrow, as an underground drain or rabbit hole.
2.
a low tunnel, as to a burial chamber.
3.
Pathology. a burrow in the skin caused by the itch mite.
Origin of cuniculus
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin: rabbit, burrow; see cony
Related forms
cunicular, adjective
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cunicular in Medicine

cuniculus cu·nic·u·lus (kyōō-nĭk'yə-ləs)
n. pl. cu·nic·u·li (-lī')
The burrow of the itch mite in the skin.

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