SciuromorphaSci`u*ro*mor"pha\, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. sciurus squirrel + Gr. morfh` form.] (Zo["o]l.) A tribe of rodents containing the squirrels and allied animals, such as the gophers, woodchucks, beavers, and others.
|large more or less primitive rodents: squirrels; marmots; gophers; beavers; etc.|