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simplicidentate

[ sim-pluh-si-den-teyt ]

adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the Simplicidentata, formerly regarded as a suborder or division of rodents having only one pair of upper incisor teeth.


simplicidentate

/ ˌsɪmplɪsɪˈdɛnteɪt /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Simplicidentata , a former suborder including all the mammals now classified as rodents: used when lagomorphs were included in the order Rodentia


noun

  1. any animal of this type

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Word History and Origins

Origin of simplicidentate1

< New Latin Simplicidentata group name, equivalent to Latin simplici- (stem of simplex ) simplex + dentāta, noun use of neuter plural of dentatus dentate

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