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lagomorph

[lag-uh-mawrf]
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noun
  1. any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas, resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors.

Origin of lagomorph

1880–85; < New Latin Lagomorpha name of the order, equivalent to Greek lagṓ(s) hare + morpha, neuter plural of -morphos -morph
Related formslag·o·mor·phic, lag·o·mor·phous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lagomorph

Historical Examples

  • This kind of lagomorph takes alarm when an enemy, for example, a coyote, is yet a long way off.

    A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha

    E. Raymond Hall


British Dictionary definitions for lagomorph

lagomorph

noun
  1. any placental mammal of the order Lagomorpha, having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing: includes pikas, rabbits, and hares
Derived Formslagomorphic or lagomorphous, adjective

Word Origin

C19: via New Latin from Greek lagōs hare; see -morph
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