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Related to Lophiomys: White-tailed Rat
|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.