Definition of Hyracoidea in English:

Hyracoidea

proper noun

Zoology
  • A small order of mammals that comprises the hyraxes.

    • ‘The orders Hyracoidea, Macroscelides, Sirenia, Proboscidea, and Tubulidentata were grouped into a single clade called Afrotheria.’
    • ‘We now think that their real affinities lie with the Sirenia, Hyracoidea, and Proboscidea.’
    • ‘One or both segments were obtained from species belonging to primates, Cetartiodactyla, Carnivora, and Hyracoidea, but not from mouse or hamster.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), based on Greek hurax, hurak- (see hyrax).

Pronunciation:

Hyracoidea

/ˌhīrəˈkoidēə/