lagomorph

[lag-uh-mawrf]
noun
any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas, resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors.

Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin Lagomorpha name of the order, equivalent to Greek lagṓ(s) hare + morpha, neuter plural of -morphos -morph

lagomorphic, lagomorphous, adjective
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lagomorph (ˈlæɡəʊˌmɔːf)
 
n
any placental mammal of the order Lagomorpha, having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing: includes pikas, rabbits, and hares
 
[C19: via New Latin from Greek lagōs hare; see -morph]
 
lago'morphic
 
adj
 
lago'morphous
 
adj

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lagomorph

any member of the mammalian order made up of the relatively well-known rabbits and hares (family Leporidae) and also the less frequently encountered pikas (family Ochotonidae). Rabbits and hares characteristically have long ears, a short tail, and strong hind limbs that provide a bounding locomotion. In contrast, the smaller pikas have shorter, rounded ears, no external tail, and less-well-developed hind limbs associated with scampering locomotion.

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