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cuniculus

[ kyoo-nik-yuh-luhs ]
/ kyuˈnɪk yə ləs /
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noun, plural cu·nic·u·li [kyoo-nik-yuh-lahy]. /kyuˈnɪk yəˌlaɪ/.
a small conduit or burrow, as an underground drain or rabbit hole.
a low tunnel, as to a burial chamber.
Pathology. a burrow in the skin caused by the itch mite.
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Origin of cuniculus

1660–70; <Latin: rabbit, burrow; see cony

OTHER WORDS FROM cuniculus

cu·nic·u·lar, adjective

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