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[too-koh-too-koh] /ˈtu koʊˈtu koʊ/
noun, plural tuco-tucos.
any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Ctenomys, of South America, resembling the pocket gopher.
1825-35; < American Spanish tucotuco, imitative of its cry Unabridged
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South American burrowing rodents similar to the North American pocket gopher in both appearance and ecology. There are 48 species, although different authorities recognize from 39 to 56. More continue to be found, reflecting the variability in size, colour, and number of chromosomes among different populations. Their name is derived from the sound they make

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