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Scandentia

Definition:

a small order comprising only the tree shrews; in some classifications; tree shrews are considered either primates (and included in the suborder Prosimii) or true insectivores (and included in the order Insectivora)

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Scandentia*
(* Scandentia may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

Tupaiidae

Etymology:

modern Latin (plural), from Latin scandent- "climbing", from the verb scandere
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Treeshrew | treeshrews | tree shrews | banxrings | Scandentia

small mammals native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. They make up the families Tupaiidae, the treeshrews, and Ptilocercidae, the pen-tailed treeshrews, and the entire order Scandentia. There are 20 species in 5 genera. Treeshrews have a... (38 of 1246 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Treeshrew

Oxford Dictionary:

Scandentia

Syllabification: (Scan┬Ěden┬Ětia) [zoology] | a small order of mammals that comprises the tree shrews. (13 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Scandentia

Scandentia [zoology]

a small order of mammals which comprises the tree shrews (10 of 39 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Scandentia

Wiktionary:

Scandentia | Tupaiidae [subtype] | Ptilocercidae - families [subtype]

A taxonomic order within the infraclass Placentalia -- the tree shrews. (10 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Scandentia

Encarta Dictionary:

eutherian | eutherians [plural] | Eutheria [member of]

a mammal whose young develop within the womb surrounded by a placenta. Subclass Eutheria. (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609438​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Oxford Dictionary:

Scandentia

Origin: modern Latin (plural), from Latin scandent- "climbing", from the verb scandere

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Scandentia

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Scandentia

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Scandentia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Scandentia"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Scandentia

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