Definition of Tendrac

1. Noun. Small often spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar; resembles a hedgehog.

Exact synonyms: Tenrec
Generic synonyms: Insectivore
Group relationships: Family Tenrecidae, Tenrecidae
Specialized synonyms: Tailless Tenrec, Tenrec Ecaudatus



Definition of Tendrac

1. n. Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family Centetidæ, belonging to Ericulus, Echinope, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and resemble the hedgehog in habits. The rice tendrac (Oryzorictes hora) is very injurious to rice crops. Some of the species are called also tenrec.

Definition of Tendrac

1. Noun. The tenrec ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tendrac

1. Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family Centetidae, belonging to Ericulus, Echinope, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and resemble the hedgehog in habits. The rice tendrac (Oryzorictes hora) is very injurious to rice crops. Some of the species are called also tenrec. See: Tenrec. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tendrac

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tendonitises
tendons
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tendosynovitis
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tendrac (current term)
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Literary usage of Tendrac

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1. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith, William Turton (1816)
"... and tendrac, are two little animals, described by M. Buffon, of the hedge-hog kind ; but yet sufficiently different from it to constitute a different ..."

2. A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles by Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, John Wright (1831)
"... AND tendrac, OR ASIATIC HEDGEHOGS, ARE two small animals of the East Indies, and Madagascar, which a little resemble the European hedgehog, ..."

3. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1875)
"... and covered with prickles, like that animal, except that they are shorter and smaller. The tendrac is still less than the former, ..."

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