Definition of potamogalid in US English:

potamogalid

noun

  • A mammal of the subfamily Potamogalinae (or former family Potamogalidae), which comprises the otter shrews.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From Potamogale + -id, after scientific Latin Potamogalidae, former family name.