dipus definition

  • noun:
    • The typical genus of jerboas of household Dipodidæ and subfamily Dipodinæ: so-called through the mode of development, which is by way of great leaps because of the hind feet, along with the long tail, as in the kangaroo. Dipussagitta is an example. See Dipodidæ; jerboa.
    • The typical genus of jerboas of the family Dipodidæ and subfamily Dipodinæ: so called from the mode of progression, which is by means of great leaps with the hind legs, aided by the long tail, as in the kangaroo. Dipussagitta is an example. See Dipodidæ; jerboa.
    • kind genus of this Dipodidae; typical jerboas having three-toes on each hind base
    • type genus regarding the Dipodidae; typical jerboas having three toes on each hind base
    • the conventional genus of jerboas of family Dipodidæ and subfamily Dipodinæ: so named from the mode of development, which is in the form of great leaps using the hind legs, along with the long-tail, such as the kangaroo. Dipussagitta is a good example. See Dipodidæ; jerboa.
    • type genus of this Dipodidae; typical jerboas having three-toes on each hind foot

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