lagomorph

/ˈlægəmɔf/ (say 'laguhmawf)

noun
any of the Lagomorpha, an order of small to medium-sized terrestrial mammals with teeth adapted to gnawing like the rodents, but having two pairs of upper incisors, and including the hares, rabbits, and pikas.
{Greek lagō(s) hare + -morph}
lagomorphic, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • lagomorph — lag o*morph, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the {Lagomorpha}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lagomorph — [lag′ə môrf΄] n. [< Gr lagōs, hare + MORPH] any of an order (Lagomorpha) of plant eating mammals characterized by a short tail and two pairs of upper incisors, one behind the other, and consisting of the rabbits, hares, and pikas lagomorphic… …   English World dictionary

  • lagomorph — lagomorphic, lagomorphous, adj. /lag euh mawrf /, n. any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas, resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors. [1880 85; < NL Lagomorpha name of the order, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • lagomorph — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek lagōs hare + morphē form Date: 1882 any of an order (Lagomorpha) of gnawing herbivorous mammals having two pairs of incisors in the upper jaw one behind the other and comprising the rabbits, hares, and pikas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lagomorph — noun A member of the mammalian taxonomic order, Lagomorpha, which includes hares, rabbits, and pikas …   Wiktionary

  • lagomorph — A member of the order Lagomorpha. * * * lag·o·morph (lagґə morf) any mammal of the order Lagomorpha …   Medical dictionary

  • lagomorph — [ lagəˌmɔ:f] noun Zoology a mammal of the order Lagomorpha, which comprises the hares, rabbits, and pikas, distinguished by the possession of double incisor teeth. Origin mod. L., from Gk lagōs hare + morphē form …   English new terms dictionary

  • lagomorph — lag·o·morph …   English syllables

  • lagomorph — lag•o•morph [[t]ˈlæg əˌmɔrf[/t]] n. mam any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas and resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors • Etymology: 1880–85; < NL Lagomorpha < Gk lagṓ(s) hare + …   From formal English to slang

  • lagomorph — n. Zool. any mammal of the order Lagomorpha, including hares and rabbits. Etymology: Gk lagos hare + morphe form …   Useful english dictionary

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