Definition of Hyraxes

1. Noun. (plural of hyrax) ¹



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Definition of Hyraxes

1. hyrax [n] - See also: hyrax

Medical Definition of Hyraxes

1. Any of certain small mammals of the order hyracoidea. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyraxes

hypsometrical
hypsometry
hypsophyll
hypsophylls
hypural
hypural joint
hypurgia
hypusine
hypæthral
hypæthric
hyraces
hyracoid
hyracoidea
hyracoids
hyrax
hyraxes (current term)
hyrse
hyrst
hyson
hysons
hyssop
hyssop loosestrife
hyssop oil
hyssops
hysteralgia
hysteranthous
hysteratresia
hysterectomies
hysterectomized

Literary usage of Hyraxes

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1. The Geography of Mammals by William Lutley Sclater, Philip Lutley Sclater (1899)
"CHAPTER XII DISTRIBUTION OF hyraxes, ELEPHANTS, AND UNGULATES SECTION ... The hyraxes, of which, taking Mr. Thomas's recently published account1 as our ..."

2. Liberia by Harry Hamilton Johnston, Otto Stapf (1906)
"Procavia dorsalis is perhaps the largest of the hyraxes, the size of a big domestic rabbit. It is covered with long hair, grey towards the tip, ..."

3. The Horse and Its Relatives by Richard Lydekker (1912)
"Then, again, we have the carpal bristles of certain mammals, such as the South American coatis and the hyraxes, already referred to as the remnants of a ..."

4. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"Rabbit-sized rock hyraxes have thickly padded feet with rubbery flaps kept moist by glandular ... Fossil remains show hyraxes once were the size of oxen. ..."

5. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"... caution and even sentinels of tho hyraxes. ... are certain hyraxes which, in West ami South Africa, live in trees—eg D. ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"The following list shows the newly acquired mammals : 1 thylacine, 3 hyraxes, 2 water mongooses, 1 echidna, 2 rabbit-eared bandicoots, 2 West Australian rat ..."

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