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n.1.(Zool.) A very singular rodent (Lophiomys Imhausi) of Northeastern Africa. It is the only known representative of a special family (Lophiomyidæ), remarkable for the structure of the skull. It has handlike feet, and the hair is peculiar in structure and arrangement.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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