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  1. Hystrix(noun)

    a genus of rodents, including the porcupine

  2. Origin: [Gr. "y`strix porcupine.]

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  1. Hystrix

    Hystrix is a genus of porcupine that contains what are the best known and most distinctive of the Old World porcupines. Fossils belonging to the genus date back to the late Miocene of Africa.

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