Definition of Family Castoridae
1. Noun. Beavers.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Sciuromorpha, Suborder Sciuromorpha
Member holonyms: Castor, Genus Castor, Castoroides, Genus Castoroides
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Castoridae
Literary usage of Family Castoridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... family Castoridae, represented by the beaver», which are large aquatic rodents characterized by their massive skulls, devoid of post-orbital processes, ..."