• Definition for "chrysochloris"
    • the conventional genus of the family Chrysochlorididæ, having…
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chrysochloris definition

  • noun:
    • the conventional genus of the family Chrysochlorididæ, having 3 incisors, 1 canine, 3 premolars, and 3 molars in each part of each jaw: so called through the brilliant metallic luster regarding the fur, which glances from silver to green and violet. C. aureus could be the Cape chrysochlore or gold-mole. Additionally spelled, incorrectly, Chrisochloris.
    • kind genus of Chrysochloridae
    • The typical genus of the family Chrysochlorididæ, having 3 incisors, 1 canine, 3 premolars, and 3 molars in each side of each jaw: so called from the brilliant metallic luster of the fur, which glances from gold to green and violet. C. aureus is the Cape chrysochlore or gold-mole. Also spelled, improperly, Chrisochloris.
    • kind genus of Chrysochloridae
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