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simplicidentate

[ sim-pluh-si-den-teyt ]
/ ˌsɪm plə sɪˈdɛn teɪt /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Simplicidentata, formerly regarded as a suborder or division of rodents having only one pair of upper incisor teeth.
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Origin of simplicidentate

<New Latin Simplicidentata group name, equivalent to Latin simplici- (stem of simplex) simplex + dentāta, noun use of neuter plural of dentatusdentate
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British Dictionary definitions for simplicidentate

simplicidentate
/ (ˌsɪmplɪsɪˈdɛnteɪt) /

adjective
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
any animal of this type
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