Definition of Family caviidae
1. Noun. A family of Hystricomorpha.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Hystricomorpha, Suborder Hystricomorpha
Member holonyms: Cavia, Genus Cavia, Dolichotis, Genus Dolichotis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Caviidae
Literary usage of Family caviidae
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the family Caviidae, typified by the cavics (or guinea-pigs), may be included a laree number of South and Central American rodents, among which the ..."
2. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"In the Guinea Pig, as in all its family (Caviidae), there are four toes in the front foot, three in the hind; but Professor Castle has lately succeeded in ..."
3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... family Caviidae, contains those South American rodents that are short-tailed or tailless, have only one pair of mammae, and have four digits on the ..."