Definition of Sciuridae

1. Noun. A mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles.




Medical Definition of Sciuridae

1. A family of the order rodentia which contains 49 genera. Some of the more common genera are marmota, which includes the marmot and woodchuck; sciurus, the gray squirrel, s. Carolinensis, and the fox squirrel, s. Niger; tamias, the eastern and western chipmunk; and tamiasciurus, the red squirrel. The flying squirrels, except the scaly-tailed anomaluridae, also belong to this family. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sciuridae

scissorstail
scissorstails
scissortail
scissortailed flycatcher
scissortails
scissorwise
scissura
scissura pilorum
scissure
scissures
scita
scitamineous
scituate
scituation
sciurid
sciuridae (current term)
sciurids
sciurine
sciurines
sciuroid
sciuromorpha
sciurus
scizorhinal
sclaff
sclaffed
sclaffer
sclaffers
sclaffing
sclaffs
sclarene

Literary usage of Sciuridae

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1. The Forage and Fiber Crops in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1907)
"A number of the sciuridae consume vast quantities of destructive insects. The natural enemies of these animals are coyotes, foxes, badgers, skunks, hawks, ..."

2. The Forage and Fiber Crops in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1907)
"A number of the sciuridae consume vast quantities of destructive insects. The natural enemies of these animals are coyotes, foxes, badgers, skunks, hawks, ..."

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