erethizon definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of porcupines, for the household Hystricidæ, having a stout type, brief spines overlaid by locks, a brief, dense, blunt, and flattened tail, non-prehensile, the toes four in-front and five behind, all-armed with strong curved claws, therefore the practices arboreal and terrestrial.
    • a genus of Erethizontidae
    • A genus of porcupines, of this household Hystricidæ, having a stout type, quick spines overlaid by locks, a quick, dense, dull, and flattened end, non-prehensile, the toes four in-front and five behind, all-armed with powerful curved claws, and the practices arboreal and terrestrial.
    • a genus of Erethizontidae
    • A genus of porcupines, regarding the family members Hystricidæ, having a stout form, quick spines overlaid by hair, a short, thick, blunt, and flattened tail, non-prehensile, the feet four in the front and five behind, all-armed with powerful curved claws, in addition to practices arboreal and terrestrial.
    • a genus of Erethizontidae
    • A genus of porcupines, regarding the family members Hystricidæ, having a stout kind, brief spines overlaid by tresses, a quick, dense, dull, and flattened end, non-prehensile, the feet four ahead and five behind, all armed with powerful curved claws, as well as the practices arboreal and terrestrial.
    • a genus of Erethizontidae

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