spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar

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  • tenrec — [ tɑ̃rɛk ] n. m. • 1791; tanrec 1761; du malgache tandraka, var. dial. de trandraka ♦ Zool. Mammifère insectivore de Madagascar, à museau pointu, au corps couvert de poils et de piquants. tanrec ou tenrec n. m. ZOOL Petit mammifère insectivore de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tenrec — [ten′rek΄] n. [Fr tanrac, tenrec < Malagasy tràndraka, tàndeke] any of a family (Tenrecidae) of small, burrowing insectivores of Madagascar and the Comoro Islands …   English World dictionary

  • Tenrec — Ten rec, n. [From the native name: cf. F. tanrac, tanrec, tandrec.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small insectivore ({Centetes ecaudatus}), native of Madagascar, but introduced also into the islands of Bourbon and Mauritius; called also {tanrec}. The name is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenrec — Tenrec, Art der Gattung Borstenigel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tenrec — Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « Tenrec ou tanrec » s applique en français à plusieurs taxons distincts. Tenrec ou tanrec …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tenrec — /ten rek/, n. any of several insectivorous mammals of the family Tenrecidae, of Madagascar, having a long, pointed snout, certain species of which are spiny and tailless. Also, tanrec. [1720 30; < F < Malagasy tàndraka] * * * ▪ mammal family  any …   Universalium

  • Tenrec — Großer Tenrek Großer Tenrek (Tenrec ecaudatus) Systematik Überordnung: Afrotheria Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tenrec — paprastasis tenrekas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Tenrec ecaudatus angl. common tenrec; tailless tenrec; tenrec vok. großer Tanrek rus. бесхвостый тенрек; обыкновенный тенрек; тенрек pranc. tanrec… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • tenrec — Tendrac Ten drac, n. [See {Tenrec}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family {Centetid[ae]}, belonging to {Ericulus}, {Echinope}, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenrec — n. (also tanrec) any hedgehog like tailless insect eating mammal of the family Tenrecidae, esp. Tenrec ecaudatus native to Madagascar. Etymology: F tanrec, f. Malagasy tagravendraka * * * tenrec see tanrec …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenrec — ► sustantivo masculino ZOOLOGÍA Mamífero insectívoro de Madagascar, de tamaño pequeño y con el cuerpo cubierto de púas y pelo. (Tenrec ecaudatus.) IRREG. plural tenreques …   Enciclopedia Universal

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