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Any of various plant-eating mammals of the order Lagomorpha, having fully furred feet and two pairs of upper incisors and including the rabbits, hares, and pikas.

[From New Latin Lagomorpha, order name : Greek lagōs, hare; see slēg- in Indo-European roots + Greek morphē, shape.]
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(Zoology) any placental mammal of the order Lagomorpha, having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing: includes pikas, rabbits, and hares
[C19: via New Latin from Greek lagōs hare; see -morph]
ˌlagoˈmorphic, ˌlagoˈmorphous adj
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(ˈlæg əˌmɔrf)

any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas and resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors.
[1880–85; < New Latin Lagomorpha < Greek lagṓ(s) hare + -morpha, neuter pl. of -morphos -morph]
lag`o•mor′phic, lag`o•mor′phous, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lagomorph - relative large gnawing animalslagomorph - relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Duplicidentata - in former classifications considered a suborder of Rodentia coextensive with the order Lagomorpha: gnawing animals
Lagomorpha, order Lagomorpha - rabbits; hares; pikas; formerly considered the suborder Duplicidentata of the order Rodentia
leporid, leporid mammal - rabbits and hares
mouse hare, pika, rock rabbit, cony, coney - small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America
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The Lagomorph Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission and the World Lagomorph Society present a comprehensive compendium of all the known lagomorphs in the world, replacing and expanding on the previous such reference published in 1990.
Polymorphic microsatellite loci in the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are also amplified in other lagomorph species.
Natural selection appears to have aligned the moult phenology of several lagomorph populations to their local climate (Watson, 1963; Nagorsen, 1983; Zimova et al., 2014).
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