hystricomorph

/ (hɪˈstraɪkəʊˌmɔːf) /

noun

any rodent of the suborder Hystricomorpha, which includes porcupines, cavies, agoutis, and chinchillas

adjective Also: hystricomorphic (hɪˌstraɪkəʊˈmɔːfɪk)

of, relating to, or belonging to the Hystricomorpha

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Word Origin for hystricomorph

C19: from Latin hystrix porcupine, from Greek hustrix
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