multituberculate


mul·ti·tu·ber·cu·late

noun \ˌməl-tē-ˌtü-ˈbər-kyə-lət\

Definition of MULTITUBERCULATE

:  any of an order (Multituberculata) of relatively small extinct mammals of the Mesozoic and early Cenozoic that typically resembled rodents, had many-cusped molars, and have no known living descendants

Origin of MULTITUBERCULATE

New Latin Multituberculata, ultimately from Latin multi- + New Latin tuberculatus tuberculate
First Known Use: 1884

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