[kyoo-nik-yuh-luh s]
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noun, plural cu·nic·u·li [kyoo-nik-yuh-lahy] /kyuˈnɪk yəˌlaɪ/.
  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

1660–70; < Latin: rabbit, burrow; see cony
Related formscu·nic·u·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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n. pl. cu•nic•u•li (-lī′)
  1. The burrow of the itch mite in the skin.
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