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  1. belonging or pertaining to the Simplicidentata, formerly regarded as a suborder or division of rodents having only one pair of upper incisor teeth.

Origin of simplicidentate

< New Latin Simplicidentata group name, equivalent to Latin simplici- (stem of simplex) simplex + dentāta, noun use of neuter plural of dentatus dentate
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British Dictionary definitions for simplicidentate


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Simplicidentata, a former suborder including all the mammals now classified as rodents: used when lagomorphs were included in the order Rodentia
  1. any animal of this type
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