plural noun

in some classifications
: an order or suborder of extinct ungulates found in the Eocene rocks chiefly of North America having very small smooth brains and some of them resembling the elephants in size and in the structure of their limbs but having horns as well as long tusks

Word History


New Latin, from ambly- + -poda

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amblypoda was in 1868

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“Amblypoda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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