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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A group or series of insectivorous mammals; a division of the suborder Bestiæ, or Insectivora vera, having short molars whose crowns present one V-shaped transverse ridge, a formation characteristic of the insectivores of tropical regions, which are thus contrasted with temperate and northerly forms (Dilambdodonta).

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