cuniculus

cuniculus

[kyoo-nik-yuh-luhs]
noun, plural cuniculi [kyoo-nik-yuh-lahy] .
1.
a small conduit or burrow, as an underground drain or rabbit hole.
2.
a low tunnel, as to a burial chamber.
3.
Pathology. a burrow in the skin caused by the itch mite.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin: rabbit, burrow; see cony

cunicular, adjective
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cuniculus cu·nic·u·lus (kyōō-nĭk'yə-ləs)
n. pl. cu·nic·u·li (-lī')
The burrow of the itch mite in the skin.

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