Definition of Agouti

1. Noun. Agile long-legged rabbit-sized rodent of Central America and South America and the West Indies; valued as food.

Exact synonyms: Dasyprocta Aguti
Generic synonyms: Gnawer, Rodent
Group relationships: Dasyprocta, Genus Dasyprocta



Definition of Agouti

1. n. A rodent of the genus Dasyprocta, about the size of a rabbit, peculiar to South America and the West Indies. The most common species is the Dasyprocta agouti.

Definition of Agouti

1. Noun. A rodent similar in appearance to a guinea pig but having longer legs. ¹

2. Noun. A fur containing a pattern of pigmentation in which individual hairs have several bands of light and dark pigment with black tips; any of several genes responsible for this pigmentation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Agouti

1. a burrowing rodent [n -S or -ES]

Medical Definition of Agouti

1. Synonym: Dasyprocta. Origin: Fr., fr. Native Indian (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agouti

agorae
agoraphobe
agoraphobes
agoraphobia
agoraphobias
agoraphobic
agoraphobics
agoras
agorot
agoroth
agostic
agouara
agouaras
agouta
agoutas
agouti (current term)
agouties
agoutis
agouty
agpaite
agpaites
agpaitic
agrace
agraced
agracing
agrafe
agrafes
agraff
agraffe
agraffes

Literary usage of Agouti

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1908)
"In confirmation of the hypothesis, I may now say that this variety has recently been produced, and in the following way: agouti-colored individuals were ..."

2. Studies of Inheritance in Guinea-pigs and Rats by William Ernest Castle, Sewall Wright (1916)
"As the mode of inheritance of the type of agouti is of special interest in being a ... When received by the writer, there were only 2 light-bellied agouti ..."

3. Genetic Studies on a Cavy Species Cross by John Adolph Detlefsen (1914)
"Such animals show an extremely slight sprinkling of agouti hairs when they become adult (figs. 6 to 9). (6) No tame agouti guinea-pig, to my knowledge, ..."

4. Heredity of Coat Characters in Guinea-pigs and Rabbits by William Ernest Castle (1905)
"THE agouti TYPE. An agouti animal, as we have seen, is one which bears the ... The agouti type of pigmentation, when borne by gametes of a domesticated ..."

5. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"The factors by which red cattle and swine, bay horses, tabby and yellow cats, bicolor and red dogs ; agouti, tortoise and yellow rodents, differ from the ..."

6. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"It is, however, most like the agouti, although it differs in several particulars. Like the agouti, it is covered rather with coarse hair than a downy fur. ..."

7. Genetics; an Introduction to the Study of Heredity by Herbert Eugene Walter (1922)
"SUPPLEMENTARY GENES A. CASTLE'S agouti GUINEA-PIGS An illustration of a supplementary gene that acts only in conjunction with some other to bring about a ..."

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