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Tuko-tuko

tuko-tuko
(Science: zoology) A burrowing south American rodent (Ctenomys Braziliensis). It has small eyes and ears and a short tail. It resembles the pocket gopher in size, form, and habits, but is more nearly allied to the porcupines.
Alternative forms: tucu-tuco.
Origin: From the native name.


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