[ kyoo-nik-yuh-luhs ]
/ kyuˈnɪk yə ləs /
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 cuniculuscu·nic·u·lar, adjective
Words nearby cuniculus
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Example sentences from the Web for cuniculus
The remains of both Cuniculus torquatus and of Myodus lemmus have been found in British pleistocene deposits.The History of the European Fauna|R. F. Scharff
Medical definitions for cuniculus
[ kyōō-nĭk′yə-ləs ]
n. pl. cu•nic•u•li (-lī′)
The burrow of the itch mite in the skin.
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