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
Origin and Etymology 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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