Definition of hyracoid in English:


adjective & noun

  • See Hyracoidea

    • ‘It seems likely that the common ancestor of all three modern families was some kind of amphibious hyracoid.’
    • ‘It is so different from all other animals, that scientists have placed it in an order, or group, all by itself, hyracoids.’
    • ‘Some other hyracoid species also showed a similar adaptation, but the skeletal trait was most pronounced in Thyrohyrax, he added.’
    • ‘She is currently working on new hyracoid material from the ~ 37 million-year-old locality BQ - 2.’