Definition of Tatouay

1. Noun. Naked-tailed armadillo of tropical South America.

Exact synonyms: Cabassous, Cabassous Unicinctus
Generic synonyms: Armadillo
Group relationships: Genus Cabassous



Definition of Tatouay

1. n. An armadillo (Xenurus unicinctus), native of the tropical parts of South America. It has about thirteen movable bands composed of small, nearly square, scales. The head is long; the tail is round and tapered, and nearly destitute of scales; the claws of the fore feet are very large. Called also tatouary, and broad-banded armadillo.

Definition of Tatouay

1. Noun. An armadillo (''Xenurus unicinctus''), native to tropical South America; the broad-banded armadillo. ¹

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Definition of Tatouay

1. a South American armadillo [n -AYS]

Medical Definition of Tatouay

1. An armadillo (Xenurus unicinctus), native of the tropical parts of South America. It has about thirteen movable bands composed of small, nearly square, scales. The head is long; the tail is round and tapered, and nearly destitute of scales; the claws of the fore feet are very large. Synonym: tatouary, and broad-banded armadillo. Origin: Of Brazilian origin; cf. Pg. Tatu, F. Tatou. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tatouay

tater
taters
tates
tath
tathed
tathing
taths
tatie
taties
tatkal
tatler
tatlers
tatonnement
tatonnements
tatou
tatouay (current term)
tatouays
tatouhou
tatous
tats
tatsoi
tatsois
tatt
tatta
tattas
tatted
tatter
tatterdemalion
tatterdemalions
tattered

Literary usage of Tatouay

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1. Natural History: Or, Second Division of "The English Encyclopedia" edited by Charles Knight (1866)
"They have nine or ten teeth throughout. 8. D. tatouay (Desmarest) ... The whole length of the tatouay, as given by Azara, is 264 inches, from which if we ..."

2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"They have nine or ten teeth throughout. 8. D. tatouay (Desmarest) ... The whole length of the tatouay, as given by Azara, is 264 inches, from which if we ..."

3. The National Cyclopaedia of Useful Knowledge (1853)
"The tatouay is about 1 foot 7 inches long, exclusive of the tail, which is somewhat more than 7 inches. The intermediate bands are twelve in number, ..."

4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1865)
"D. tatouay, Desm. Mamm. 369 ; Tschudi, Faun. Peru, 206 ; Guérin, Icon. ... Tatou tatouay, Azara. In a young specimen, not in a good state in the British ..."

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