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[lag-uh-mawrf] /ˈlæg əˌmɔrf/
any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas, resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors.
Origin of lagomorph
1880-85; < New Latin Lagomorpha name of the order, equivalent to Greek lagṓ(s) hare + morpha, neuter plural of -morphos -morph
Related forms
lagomorphic, lagomorphous, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lagomorph


any placental mammal of the order Lagomorpha, having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing: includes pikas, rabbits, and hares
Derived Forms
lagomorphic, lagomorphous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek lagōs hare; see -morph
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