from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of hystricomorphic rodents, of the family Octodontidæ and subfamily Echinomyinæ, peculiar to South America. D. typus, the leading species, has a long scaly tail, and lacks the spines in the pelage which most of this group of hedgehog-rats possess.
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