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 (kăp′ə-bär′ə, -băr′ə)
A large semiaquatic rodent (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) of tropical South America, having short limbs and a vestigial tail and often attaining lengths of more than 1.2 meters (4 feet).

[Portuguese capybara, from Tupí capivara, capibara : capii, grass + urara, eater.]


(Animals) the largest rodent: a pig-sized amphibious hystricomorph, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, resembling a guinea pig and inhabiting river banks in Central and South America: family Hydrochoeridae
[C18: from Portuguese capibara, from Tupi]


(ˌkæp əˈbɑr ə)

n., pl. -ras.
a large South American aquatic rodent, Hydrochoerus capybara.
[1765–75; < New Latin < Portuguese capibara < Tupi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capybara - pig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with partly webbed feetcapybara - pig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with partly webbed feet; largest living rodent
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
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Most of the records of the species were shared by the three methods; however, the species Chiropotes albinasius and Guerlinguetus aestuans were exclusive to the first method, Procyon cancrivorous to the second, and Lontra longicaudis, Pteronura brasiliensis, Coendou preensilis, Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris and Aotus infulatus to the occurrence signs method.
Brucella spp from the capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) in Venezuela: serologic studies and metabolic characterization of isolates.
Many studies on the growth and development of rodents have been conducted on Spermophilus belding belding (Morton and Tung, 1971), Scotinomys teguina (Hooper and Carleton, 1976), Perognathus longimembris (Heteromyidae) and Rattus exulans (Murinae) (Creighton and Strauss, 1986), Spermophilus mollisand (Rickart, 1986), Apodemus semotus (Lin et al., 1993), Lagurus lagurus (Jiang et al., 1995) as well as other animals like Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris (Kanashiro et al., 2009), Eubalaena glacialis (Fortune et al., 2012), Angus pasture-fed cows (Goldberg and Ravagnolo, 2015), Unio terminalis delicates (Sereflisan and Gokce, 2016).
Tambien se manifiesta intenciones para la cria de ungulados y roedores como el "ronsoco" Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris por la facilidad de ser domesticado y su docilidad.
Size of testes and scent glands in capybaras, Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris (Rodentia: Caviomorpha).
Torax del chiguire (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris hydrochaeris), cavidad, analisis y topografia de organos y trayectos vasculo-nerviosos.