Definition of sciuroid in US English:

sciuroid

adjective

  • 1Zoology. Of, relating to, or resembling (that of) squirrels.

  • 2Botany. Of a part of a plant: curved like a squirrel's tail. rare.

noun

  • Chiefly Palaeontology. A sciuroid rodent.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From scientific Latin Sciurus, genus name + -oid.

Pronunciation

sciuroid

/ˈsʌɪjʊrɔɪd/