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artiodactyl

noun ar·tio·dac·tyl \ˌär-tē-ō-ˈdak-təl\

Definition of ARTIODACTYL

:  any of an order (Artiodactyla) of ungulates (as the camel or pig) with an even number of functional toes on each foot
artiodactyl adjective
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Origin of ARTIODACTYL

New Latin Artiodactyla, from Greek artios fitting, even-numbered + daktylos finger, toe; akin to Greek arariskein to fit — more at arm
First Known Use: circa 1879

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