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leporid

[lep-uh-rid] /ˈlɛp ə rɪd/
noun, plural leporidae
[li-pawr-i-dee, -por-] /lɪˈpɔr ɪˌdi, -ˈpɒr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
an animal of the family Leporidae, comprising the rabbits and hares.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Leporidae.
Origin of leporid
< New Latin Leporidae name of the family, equivalent to Lepor-, stem of Lepus the type genus (Latin: hare) + -idae -idae; see -id2
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  • In the Hares (leporidae) the number is nineteen, twelve or thirteen of which are thoracic.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for leporidae

leporid

/ˈlɛpərɪd/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Leporidae, a family of lagomorph mammals having long ears and limbs and a short tail: includes rabbits and hares
noun
2.
any animal belonging to the family Leporidae
Word Origin
C19: from Latin lepus hare
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