lagomorph definition by Webster's New World
any of an order (Lagomorpha) of plant-eating mammals characterized by a short tail and two pairs of upper incisors, one behind the other, and consisting of the rabbits, hares, and pikas
Origin: ; from Classical Greek lagōs, hare plush -morph
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- lagomorphic adjective
lagomorph definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various plant-eating mammals having fully furred feet and two pairs of upper incisors and belonging to the order Lagomorpha, which includes the rabbits, hares, and pikas.
Origin: From New Latin Lagomorpha, order name : Greek lagōs, hare; see slēg- in Indo-European roots + Greek morphē, shape.
- lagˌo·morˈphic , lagˌo·morˈphous adjective