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bassarisk

[bas-uh-risk] /ˈbæs əˌrɪsk/
noun
1.
any carnivorous mammal of the genus Bassariscus, comprising the cacomistles and ringtails.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Bassariscus name of genus, equivalent to Greek bassár(a) fox + Neo-Latin -iscus diminutive suffix < Greek -iskos
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