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so·le·no·don

 (sə-lē′nə-dŏn′, -lĕn′ə-)
n.
Either of two nocturnal burrowing mammals (Solenodon paradoxus of Hispaniola or S. cubanus of Cuba), characterized by a long tubular snout and grooved teeth used for injecting venomous saliva into prey.

[New Latin Sōlēnodōn, type genus : Greek sōlēn, pipe, channel + -odon.]

solenodon

(səˈlɛnədən)
n
(Animals) either of two rare shrewlike nocturnal mammals of the Caribbean, Atopogale cubana (Cuban solenodon) or Solenodon paradoxus (Haitian solenodon), having a long hairless tail and an elongated snout: family Solenodontidae, order Insectivora (insectivores)
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin sōlēn sea mussel, razor-shell (from Greek: pipe) + Greek odōn tooth]

so•le•no•don

(səˈli nəˌdɒn, -ˈlɛn ə-)

n.
either of two insect-eating mammals of the genus Solenodon, resembling a large shrew, S.paradoxus of Hispaniola and S.cubanus of Cuba.
[1830–40; < New Latin < Greek sōlḗn channel, pipe + -odōn -toothed (see -odont)]
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