Definition of Octodon in English:

Octodon

noun

Zoology
  • A genus of rat-like rodents (the degus) of the family Octodontidae, native to the Andes and western coastal areas of South America; (also octodon) a rodent of this genus, a degu (now rare).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Octodon from classical Latin octō- + scientific Latin -odon.

Pronunciation

Octodon

/ˈɒktədɒn/