noun Am·e·bel·o·don \ˌaməˈbeləˌdän\

Definition of Amebelodon

  1. :  a genus of North American Pliocene mastodonts having an elongated lower jaw and lower tusks flattened into broad scoops

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Origin and Etymology of amebelodon

New Latin, from Greek amē shovel + belos missile, dart + New Latin -odon

First Known Use: 1900

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