coendou(redirected from Prehensile-tailed porcupine)
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coendou(kōĕn`do͞o): see porcupineporcupine,
member of either of two rodent families, characterized by having some of its hairs modified as bristles, spines, or quills. The quills are loosely attached to the porcupines' skin and pull out easily, remaining imbedded in any predator that comes in contact with them.
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