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ta·man·du·a

 (tə-măn′do͞o-ə)
n.
Either of two small nocturnal anteaters (Tamandua tetradactyla or T. mexicana) of southern Mexico and Central and South America, having thick, bristly fur and dwelling in trees during the day.

[Portuguese tamanduá, from Tupí ta-monduá, from monduar, to catch.]
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tamandua

(ˌtæmənˈdʊə) or

tamandu

n
(Animals) a small arboreal edentate mammal, Tamandua tetradactyla, of Central and South America, having a prehensile tail and tubular mouth specialized for feeding on termites: family Myrmecophagidae. Also called: lesser anteater
[C17: via Portuguese from Tupi: ant trapper, from taixi ant + mondê to catch]
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ta•man•du•a

(təˈmæn du ə)

n., pl. -du•as.
an arboreal tropical American anteater, Tamandua tetradactyla, having a prehensile tail.
[1605–15; < Portuguese < Tupi: literally, ant-trapper]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tamandua - small toothless anteater with prehensile tail and four-clawed forelimbstamandua - small toothless anteater with prehensile tail and four-clawed forelimbs; of tropical South America and Central America
New World anteater, anteater - any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
genus Tamandua - lesser anteater
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