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agouti

Pronunciation: ah-gu′tē

Definition:

  1. The wildtype hair color banding found in mammals; including some felidae; hairs are lighter or gray at the base and tipped with dark or black pigment. Multiple banding on a hair may occur.
  2. A tropic rodent.

See: Dasyprocta

[Fr., native Indian]

See Also: Dasyprocta

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