lagomorph(redirected from lagomorphic)
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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.
(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
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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|Noun||1.||lagomorph - 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