Achae·​no·​don | \ ə-ˈkē-nə-ˌdän \

Definition of Achaenodon

: a genus of extinct Eocene piglike mammals related to Entelodon

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First Known Use of Achaenodon

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Achaenodon

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + Greek chainein to yawn + New Latin -odon

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“Achaenodon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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