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- proper n. A taxonomic order within the subclass Placentalia — the aardvarks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- One of the groups of the Entomophaga, or insectivorous Edentata, represented by the aardvark, or Cape ant-eater of South Africa, Orycteropus capensis.
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- n. an order of Eutheria
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The doliochoerine Lorancahyus of Miocene Spain, for example, had tubulidentate teeth, and if that word sounds familiar that’s probably because you’ve seen it before as the group name for aardvarks: Tubulidentata.
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