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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.
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The Crested Rat, Lophiomys imhausi, from East Africa, is the first mammal known to acquire lethal toxin from a plant.