[ lep-uh-rid ]
/ ˈlɛp ə rɪd /
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noun, plural le·por·i·dae [li-pawr-i-dee, -por-]. /lɪˈpɔr ɪˌdi, -ˈpɒr-/.
an animal of the family Leporidae, comprising the rabbits and hares.
belonging or pertaining to the family Leporidae.
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How to use leporid in a sentence
In the Hares (Leporidae) the number is nineteen, twelve or thirteen of which are thoracic.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
All members of the genus Lepus are technically hares, as these are defined in the account of the family Leporidae.A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha|E. Raymond Hall
British Dictionary definitions for leporid
/ (ˈlɛpərɪd) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Leporidae, a family of lagomorph mammals having long ears and limbs and a short tail: includes rabbits and hares
any animal belonging to the family Leporidae
Word Origin for leporid
C19: from Latin lepus hare
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