genus Dasyprocta

noun
type genus of the Dasyproctidae: agoutis
Syn: ↑Dasyprocta
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Dasyproctidae, ↑family Dasyproctidae
Member Meronyms: ↑agouti, ↑Dasyprocta aguti

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  • Dasyprocta — noun type genus of the Dasyproctidae: agoutis • Syn: ↑genus Dasyprocta • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Dasyproctidae, ↑family Dasyproctidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dasyprocta agouti — Agouti A*gou ti, Agouty A*gou ty ([.a]*g[=oo] t[i^]), n. [F. agouti, acouti, Sp. aguti, fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A rodent of the genus {Dasyprocta}, about the size of a rabbit, peculiar to South America and the West Indies. The most common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dasyprocta aguti — noun agile long legged rabbit sized rodent of Central America and South America and the West Indies; valued as food • Syn: ↑agouti • Hypernyms: ↑rodent, ↑gnawer • Member Holonyms: ↑Dasyprocta, ↑genus Dasyprocta …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dasyprocta — A genus of rodents of the guinea pig family, a reservoir host of Trypanosoma cruzi. SYN: agouti. [G. dasyproktos, having hairy buttocks] * * * Das·y·proc·ta .das ə präk tə n a genus (the type of the family Dasyproctidae) of rodents compr …   Medical dictionary

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dasyproctidae — Temporal range: Late Oligocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

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