Ag·​ri·​o·​choe·​rus | \ ˌa-grē-ō-ˈkir-əs \

Definition of Agriochoerus

: a genus (the type of the family Agriochoeridae) of extinct Oligocene artiodactyl mammals of North America that resemble pigs and have four-toed clawed feet — see oreodont

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First Known Use of Agriochoerus

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agriochoerus

New Latin, from agrio- + -choerus

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“Agriochoerus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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