lagomorph

[ lag-uh-mawrf ]
/ ˈlæg əˌmɔrf /

noun

any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas, resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors.

Origin of lagomorph

1880–85; < New Latin Lagomorpha name of the order, equivalent to Greek lagṓ(s) hare + morpha, neuter plural of -morphos -morph

Related forms

lag·o·mor·phic, lag·o·mor·phous, adjective
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lagomorph

/ (ˈlæɡəʊˌmɔːf) /

noun

any placental mammal of the order Lagomorpha, having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing: includes pikas, rabbits, and hares

Derived Forms

lagomorphic or lagomorphous, adjective

Word Origin for lagomorph

C19: via New Latin from Greek lagōs hare; see -morph
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