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lagomorph

[ lag-uh-mawrf ]

noun

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


lagomorph

/ ˈlæɡəʊˌmɔːf /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌlagoˈmorphic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • lago·morphic lago·morphous adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lagomorph1

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

Origin of lagomorph1

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

This kind of lagomorph takes alarm when an enemy, for example, a coyote, is yet a long way off.

Droppings of a large lagomorph were seen in the woods, and tracks were seen in the snow.

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