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ban·di·coot / ˈbandiˌkoōt/ • n. a mainly insectivorous marsupial (family Peramelidae) native to Australia and New Guinea. Several genera and species, some of which are endangered or extinct, include the short-nosed bandicoot (Isodon obesulus).

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bandicoot Australian marsupial about the size of a rabbit, and with similarly long ears, hopping gait, and burrowing habits. It eats insects rather than vegetation, and its long pointed snout is probably adapted for its diet. genus Perameles.

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Peramelidae See PERAMELOIDEA.

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bandicoot See PERAMELOIDEA.