Definition of sciuromorph in English:

sciuromorph

noun

Zoology
  • A rodent of the group Sciuromorpha, which comprises the squirrels, mountain beaver, and their relatives.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the group Sciuromorpha.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Elliott Coues (1842–1889), naturalist and historian. From scientific Latin Sciuromorpha, group name from Sciurus, genus name + -morpha.

Pronunciation

sciuromorph

/ˈsʌɪjʊrəmɔːf/