Sigmodontes
Sigmodont Sig"mo*dont, n. [Gr. ??? sigma (?) + ???, ???, a tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of a tribe ({Sigmodontes}) of rodents which includes all the indigenous rats and mice of America. So called from the form of the ridges of enamel on the crowns of the worn molars. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster]

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  • sigmodontes — sig·mo·don·tes …   English syllables

  • sigmodontes — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈdän.(ˌ)tēz noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from plural of Sigmodon in former classifications : a group of New World rodents approximately equal to the typical subfamily of Cricetidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sigmodont — Sig mo*dont, n. [Gr. ??? sigma (?) + ???, ???, a tooth.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of a tribe ({Sigmodontes}) of rodents which includes all the indigenous rats and mice of America. So called from the form of the ridges of enamel on the crowns of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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