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.

Nearby words

  1. lagging,
  2. laggingly,
  3. laghouat,
  4. lagniappe,
  5. lago de nicaragua,
  6. lagoon,
  7. lagoon islands,
  8. lagophthalmia,
  9. lagophthalmic keratitis,
  10. lagos

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

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British Dictionary definitions for lagomorph

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 Formslagomorphic or lagomorphous, adjective

Word Origin for lagomorph

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

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